Novak Djokovic, 34, tested positive for Corona on December 16. The next day, he handed out prizes at the local tennis association, but mother Dijana does not think her son might have known about the positive test.
The controversial photo from the awards ceremony was the subject of Djokovic’s family press conference on Monday, a news conference that ended abruptly when questioning why Djokovic had not self-isolated after the positive test came.
During Monday’s hearing, which ended with Djokovic’s release from a quarantine hotel, it was revealed that Djokovic had tested himself in the early afternoon of December 16 and that a result that he had tested positive was clear later in the evening of the same day. When the tennis star actually realized the positive test, it wasn’t clear.
The mother of the world number one, Diana Djokovic, was on Wednesday morning Australian time, with the TV show Sunrise on Channel 7.
According to her Age Asked about the photo with the local tennis association.
– He probably didn’t know. He did not know, because when he realized this (that he had tested positive), he isolated himself, says his mother, and at the same time adds that it is better to ask Novak Djokovic himself.
Mama Djokovic says she is “very concerned” about her son being expelled from Australia. After Djokovic emerged victorious from Monday’s session, it is now up to Immigration Minister Alex Hawke. He has the opportunity to send Serbs out of the country.
– I read in the newspapers that he could still be deported. I am very worried, says Dijana Djokovic.
We all pray he stays and plays. Don’t get rid of him – he’s a tennis player. Mother Djokovic says: He is not a politician, he is not a criminal and he is not a murderer.
Serbian Prime Minister, Anna Brnabic, in an interview with BBC You should be aware that it would be a violation of Serbian rules if Djokovic participated in the award ceremony knowing that he had passed a positive PCR test.
– I don’t know when he actually got the result and when he saw the result, it’s a gray area. The only person who can answer this question is Novak, says Brnabic.
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