Novak Djokovic: Australia still considering cancelling player’s visa and whether he had ‘acceptable proof’

Prime minister Scott Morrison says he expects authorities to be ‘implementing the policy of the government’ when it comes to Covid vaccination exemptions

The Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, has suggested Novak Djokovic will not be allowed to stay in the country and contest the Australian Open unless he can substantiate a medical exemption allowing him to be unvaccinated against Covid.

Speaking before any formal decision by the immigration minister, Alex Hawke, Morrison on Thursday refused to comment directly on Djokovic’s case, but said he expected authorities “to implement the policy of the government” to only allow fully vaccinated people or those with medical exemptions into Australia.

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