Novak Djokovic tests positive for coronavirus

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Novak Djokovic has examined positive for coronavirus after a number of gamers who participated in his charity event had been additionally contaminated with the virus, the No. 1 ranked males’s tennis participant announced Tuesday. Djokovic stated months in the past that he was against a obligatory coronavirus vaccine because the virus disaster was unfolding. 

In an announcement, Djokovic stated each he and his spouse had examined positive for COVID-19, however their kids’s outcomes got here out unfavourable. According to the Associated Press, he organized the Adria Tour exhibition occasion in Serbia and Croatia, the place social distancing measures weren’t noticed on the matches. His choice to carry the matches drew ire as a result of he introduced gamers from completely different nations amid the pandemic. 

“Everything we did in the past month, we did with a pure heart and sincere intentions,” Djokovic stated. “Our tournament meant to unite and share a message of solidarity and compassion throughout the region.”

Dominic Thiem of Austria and runner-up Filip Krajinovic of Serbia pose with their trophies after the ultimate match together with Dusan Lajovic of Serbia, Viktor Troicki of Serbia, Grigor Dimitov of Bulgaria, Alexander Zverev of Germany, and Novak Djokovic of Serbia on the Adria Tour charity exhibition. 

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Djokovic stated the event was performed to boost funds for “people in need” and supply aggressive tennis for up-and-coming tennis gamers from Southeastern Europe. 

“We organized the tournament at the moment when the virus has weakened, believing that the conditions for hosting the Tour had been met,” he stated. “Unfortunately, this virus is still present, and it is a new reality that we are still learning to cope and live with. I am hoping things will ease with time so we can all resume lives the way they were.”

He is the fourth participant who competed within the charity occasion to check positive. Viktor Troicki, Grigor Dimitrov and Borna Coric additionally examined positive. The Adria Tour finale was canceled on Sunday after Dimitrov introduced he had the virus. 

“I am extremely sorry for each individual case of infection,” Djokovic stated. “I hope that it’s going to not complicate anybody’s well being scenario and that everybody shall be effective.

He stated he shall be in self-isolation for the following 14 days and repeat the take a look at in 5 days.

In April, Djokovic stated he was towards vaccination and would not like the concept of being required to get a coronavirus vaccine with a purpose to return to enjoying, as soon as a vaccine is developed. “Personally I am opposed to vaccination and I wouldn’t want to be forced by someone to take a vaccine in order to be able to travel,” Djokovic stated, based on a translation from Reuters. He repeated his assertion days later however stated he would preserve an “open mind” on the topic. 

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