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World No. 1 tennis player Djokovic detained in Australia: Threat of ban

World No. 1 tennis player Djokovic detained in Australia: Threat of ban

World number one tennis player Novak Djokovic arrived in Melbourne to play the Australian Open, but has been taken into immigration custody there. Djokovic is accused of not getting the corona vaccine because of his Visa canceled for the second time has occurred. In this regard, he has appealed in the High Court on Saturday (15 January 2022). The matter will be heard on Sunday. Only after this it will be decided whether he will play the matches starting on Monday or he will be sent back to Serbia and banned for three years.

On this matter, Australia’s Immigration Minister Alex Hawke has said that Djokovic’s attitude may increase anti-vaccine sentiment in the country. They threaten ‘civil unrest’ in the country. People opposing the Corona vaccine see him as their role model. On the other hand, Djokovic argued that he had recently been corona infected. Therefore, the possibility of spreading the infection to anyone from them is negligible at the moment.

There have been many rallies and protests against the Corona vaccine in Australia. There is a risk of community transmission due to non-vaccination. There itself, government of the province of victoriaIn the Australian Open starting on January 17, only those players, officials and spectators have been allowed entry, who have received both the vaccines of Corona.

Djokovic’s visa has been canceled before. His visa was canceled by the Australia Border Force on his arrival in Melbourne last week. They did not meet the criteria required for medical exemption from the stringent corona vaccination rules set for Australians. Djokovic admitted in a social media post that there was a mistake in his travel details, which was a human error by his agent.

Djokovic reached Australia on 5 January. His visa has also been canceled due to his not being fully vaccinated at that time. This information was given by the Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison on 6 January (Thursday). Djokovic, who had arrived to take part in the Australian Open, was stopped at the Melbourne airport.

Let us tell you that 34-year-old Djokovic is currently at the first place in the men’s rankings. He has won a total of 84 titles including 20 Grand Slams in his career. He has a total prize money of Rs 1,154 crore.

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