Tennis star Novak Djokovic launched an extended assertion on Wednesday, with particulars on why he was not in isolation after testing constructive for COVID-19 in December and saying his agent made a mistake in filling out his Australian journey declaration.
The statement got here as Australia’s Immigration Minister Alex Hawke was contemplating whether or not to cancel the world no.1 tennis participant’s visa forward of the Australian Open, which begins on Jan. 17, amid controversy over whether or not he was eligible for a medical exemption from the nation’s COVID-19 vaccine necessities.
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“I wish to emphasise that I’ve tried very arduous to make sure the security of everybody and my compliance with testing obligations,” Djokovic stated in a press release on his Instagram account.
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Amid questions on his Australian Journey Declaration the place he needed to state whether or not he had travelled inside 14 days of coming to Australia, he stated his agent by chance ticked the improper field on the shape.
“On the problem of my journey declaration, this was submitted by my assist crew on my behalf – as I informed immigration officers on my arrival – and my agent sincerely apologies for the executive mistake in ticking the wrong field about my earlier journey earlier than coming to Australia,” Djokovic stated.
Reporting by Sonali Paul; Modifying by Christopher Cushing