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Australian Open: Australia loses appeal to delay hearing of Djokovic case

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Australian Open: Australia loses appeal to delay hearing of Djokovic case

Australia asked to delay the hearing until Wednesday but the courts have denied the appeal. The decision on Djokovic will be known today from 00.00 Spanish peninsular time

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Lawyers for the Government of Australia they have lost a resource in which They asked that the hearing scheduled for this Monday on the deportation of the Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic to beIt will be delayed until Wednesday.

In an order published this Sunday, the Melbourne Circuit Court reported that the hearing on the revocation of the tennis player’s visa, which you can continue online, will celebrate the Monday at 10 am local (00.00 hours today in mainland Spain), as planned.

Lawyers for the Australian Home Office asked the court to delay the case for up to two days but the judge Anthony Kelly rejected the appeal.

The petition came after the tennis player’s lawyers presented a 35-page document in court this Saturday in which they alleged that the world’s number one received a medical exemption to enter Australia unvaccinated having been infected with covid-19 last December.

The lawyers They assure that Djokovic tested positive for covid on December 16, 2021 and that two weeks later he was recovered, so that on 1 January he had been given permission to enter Australia without being vaccinated.

Last Thursday, the tennis player’s legal team asked the court for a definitive answer on the deportation for this Tuesday for reasons of scheduling the Australian Open, which takes place in Melbourne between January 17 and 30, to which the judge replied that in this case “the tail will not wag the dog”.

In the midst of a great international uproar, Australian authorities revoked Djokovic’s visa for failing to comply with measures against covid-19 upon his arrival in the oceanic country on Wednesday night, despite having a medical exemption that allows him to defend his title in the tournament without being vaccinated.

The 34-year-old Serbian tennis player has been here since Thursday isolated in a Melbourne hotel waiting for the Australian justice to review his case, after his lawyers appealed the decision of the authorities of the ocean country.

Despite the lawyers’ argument that Djokovic tested positive for COVID-19 on December 16, several photos posted on social media show how the world’s number one tennis player participated in public events without a mask that same day and the next.

For her part, the Czech tennis player Renata vorcov, who was arrested last Thursday after the Australian authorities canceled her visa, left Australia this Saturday.

Vorcov, who had been in Australia since December and had already played a preparation match prior to the Australian Open, had obtained a medical exemption to enter the country as she was not fully vaccinated.

Australia requires travelers to have the complete vaccine schedule against covid-19 or a valid medical exemption to enter the country.



Reference from elmundo