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Novak Djokovic: Russian tennis star Andrey Rublev entered Australia with Covid

Russian tennis star ADMITS he had Covid-19 when he arrived Down Under for the Australian Open – after Novak Djokovic was expelled over vaccine and visa drama

  • Andrey Rublev revealed he tested positive for Covid on his arrival in Australia
  • Rublev said his infection was mild and he was quarantined for more than 10 days



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Russian tennis star Andrey Rublev says he was allowed to enter the country for the Australian Open despite Covid.

The 24-year-old contracted the virus before his arrival and still tested positive when he landed in Australia.

“When I flew to Australia I was still positive but the level of Covid SS, as it is called, I won’t lie, it was very low and not dangerous,” he said. Sports club.

‘I was allowed to enter the country. In addition, I was quarantined for more than ten days.’

Rublev said he is no longer being tested as he has recovered from the virus.

Russian tennis star Andrey Rublev has said he was allowed to enter Victoria for the Australian Open despite Covid

Russian tennis star Andrey Rublev has said he was allowed to enter Victoria for the Australian Open despite Covid

The shocking revelation comes after world No. 1 Novak Djokovic was expelled from the country after being refused vaccination exemption.

The 34-year-old faced a lengthy legal battle to try to stay in the country, but was eventually sent back to Serbia on Sunday.

In a verdict delivered on Thursday, the federal court ruled it was clearly open that immigration minister Alex Hawke had determined that Djokovic had refused to be vaccinated before entering Australia.

That is even despite Djokovic’s claims that he was unable to get vaccinated before entering Australia, having contracted Covid-19 on December 16.

The court also found that Secretary of State Hawke was right to be concerned that Djokovic’s stance on vaccines could encourage anti-vaccination sentiment in Australia.

The official reasons why Novak Djokovic (pictured at Melbourne airport after the verdict) was deported from Australia have been published by the federal court, with the judges siding with immigration minister Alex Hawke on all grounds.

The official reasons why Novak Djokovic (pictured at Melbourne airport after the verdict) was deported from Australia have been published by the federal court, with the judges siding with immigration minister Alex Hawke on all grounds.

The official reasons why Novak Djokovic (pictured at Melbourne airport after the verdict) was deported from Australia have been published by the federal court, with the judges siding with immigration minister Alex Hawke on all grounds.

Djokovic’s presence in Australia “could encourage demonstrations and protests that could lead to increased community transference,” the judges said.

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