Serbian PM: Novak Djokovic breached rules if he knowingly went out as positive

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic made it clear those who test positive for COVID-19 in Serbia have to be in isolation and in case Novak Djokovic knowingly went out while positive he breached the rules. 

The court documents showed Djokovic used his positive test from December 16 while trying to get a medical exemption for the Australian Open. 

The problem was that Djokovic was spotted attending events in Belgrade in the next day or two after his positive test. 

“If you’re positive you have to be in isolation,” Ms Brnabic told the BBC’s Guy De Launey.

“I do not know when he actually got the results, when he saw the results, so there is some grey area… the only answer to this can be provided by Novak.”

‘We stand by Djokovic but he should get vaccinated’ 

The Serbian authorities made it clear to Djokovic he wasn’t left alone after he was detained in Australia. 

“What matters to me is that we stand by Novak… but at the same time say that for the country and for me as the prime minister that vaccination is important,” Brnabic said.

After Djokovic’s visa was reinstated by the judge, Djokovic’s father thanked everyone who supported his son. 

“Thank you to everyone in the world that has been fighting for the freedom of speech. Various things have happened, and it’s been difficult but he’s extremely strong mentally. He always tried to help, kept a good behaviour,” Srdjan said, per Tennis Majors.

“The last game have been played the past 5 days. Let him now play the game he’s the best in the world at. They took away his rights. They attempted to persuade him to sign his visa revocation. He refused to because there was no reason.

“He was alone with them for several hours, without a phone. He finally had his phone back and could contact his legal team who made a very good work. We respect the law and rules of every country where we go.”

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