Novak Djokovic placed retention in Australia

The world number 1 of tennis, not vaccinated against CVIV-19, has obtained the suspension of its expulsion from the country after the cancellation of its visa. It is the Australian federal justice that is now in charge of the two-day record of the opening of the first Grand Slam tournament of the year.

Le Monde with AFP

Novak Djokovic Order Paper in Australia continues. Pending a court decision on his case, the global number 1 of tennis, which is not vaccinated against CIVID-19, was referred to administrative detention on Saturday 15 January, according to judicial documents. The Serb whose visa was canceled again by Australia Friday, had obtained the suspension of his expulsion.

The presence in Australia of Djokovic, which is not vaccinated against COVID-19, “could encourage anti-vaccination feelings,” said the Australian authorities in a submitted court, considering that the Serbian had to be expelled from the country.

Friday at a judgment before a judge, the representative of the Australian Government had indicated that the 34-year-old player would not be renewed at the border before justice has definitively decided on his application to block his deportation. . But he warned that Djokovic should wait for this decision in administrative retention.

It is the Australian federal justice that is now in charge of the file, on the request Friday of Melbourne Judge who had been seized first by tennis court. This change of tribunal is likely to slow down the procedure, estimated the defenders of Djokovic.

The tournament begins Monday

Djokovic admitted incorrectly completing his entry declaration to Australia, and have not respected the rules of isolation after being tested positive at COVID-19 in December – a contamination he hoped that it would allow him to allow him to benefit from an exemption to enter Australia without being vaccinated.

“Noole” had been repressed when he arrived in Melbourne on January 5th and placed in the retention center. But his lawyers had obtained from a judge on January 10 which he recovers his visa and orders his immediate release.

The Minister of Immigration, Alex Hawke, making use of his discretion in this area, however canceled the Visa of Djokovic on Friday “on sanitary and public order”.

The 34-year-old launched a 10 sup> E Title at the Australian Open, which starts Monday, and a Grand Slam victory . who would be a record. He is supposed to face his compatriot Miomir Kecmanovic in the first round.

/Media reports.