Serbian Health Authority: Djokovic document is valid

Serbian Chief Medical Officer confirmed on Friday that Novak Djokovic’s COVID-19 document is valid as far as the Serbian state is concerned.

After many media articles claiming that Djokovic’s PCR test was tampered with before arriving in Melbourne, Zoran Goikovic said the test results were “absolutely correct and true.”

Goikovic also explained that Djokovic was positive but broke the quarantine rules, but when he did that, the only penalty was to bring him back to quarantine.

Serbia acted only if it broke the quarantine rule while the country was declared a state of emergency, and Djokovic broke the rule when Serbia was not in that state.

Goikovic added that he disagrees with Djokovic’s vaccination, but said, “We must respect the differences and respect the freedom of thought.”

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Men’s champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia will practice at the Margaret Court Arena prior to the Australian Open Tennis Championships on January 13, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Mark Baker / AP Photo)

Court documents detailing Djokovic’s positive test raised speculation about the star player’s attendance at an event in his native Serbia last month.

Australian Immigration Minister Alex Hawke said Friday that he used his discretion to cancel his 34-year-old Selve visa for public interest reasons. title.

Djokovic’s lawyer was expected to appeal to the already successful Federal Circuit Family Court last week for procedural reasons after his visa was first canceled when he landed at Melbourne Airport.

Associated Press