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Djokovic had COVID-19 a month ago, had clearance to enter Australia

Djokovic, who is in immigration detention in
Australia after having his visa cancelled on arrival on Thursday, returned his
first positive coronavirus test on Dec 16, 2021, but 14 days later “had
not had a fever or respiratory symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 72 hours”,
the filing said.

On Jan 1, the Serbian sports star received
“a document from the Department of Home Affairs (which) told Djokovic that
his ‘responses indicate(d) that (he met) the requirements for a quarantine-free
arrival into Australia”, the documents added.

Djokovic, an outspoken critic of mandatory
vaccination, has never disclosed his own vaccination status. He is challenging
his visa cancellation in Australia’s federal court in hopes of winning his 21st
Grand Slam at the Australian Open which starts on Jan 17.

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