Novak Djokovic tests positive for Covid-19

Novak Djokovic tests positive for Covid-19

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic is the most recent tennis participant to check optimistic for Covid-19. The information was confirmed via an announcement, which stated that the Serbian – who’s asymptomatic, was examined together with all his relations with whom he was in Belgrade and Zadar. He not too long ago took half in a tennis exhibition sequence he organised in Serbia and Croatia.

“The second we arrived in Belgrade we went to be examined. My result’s optimistic, simply as Jelena’s, whereas the outcomes of our youngsters are unfavorable,” Djokovic stated in an announcement. 

The highest-ranked Serb is the fourth participant to check optimistic for the virus after first taking part in in Belgrade after which once more final weekend in Zadar, Croatia. His spouse additionally examined optimistic. The opposite gamers who’ve examined optimistic are Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki.

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“The second we arrived in Belgrade we went to be examined. My result’s optimistic, simply as Jelena’s, whereas the outcomes of our youngsters are unfavorable,” Djokovic stated in an announcement.

Djokovic has been criticized for organizing the event and bringing in gamers from different nations amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Viktor Troicki stated Tuesday that he and his pregnant spouse have each been identified with the virus, whereas Grigor Dimitrov, a three-time Grand Slam semifinalist from Bulgaria, stated Sunday he examined optimistic. Borna Coric performed Dimitrov on Saturday in Zadar and stated Monday he has additionally examined optimistic.

There have been no social distancing measures noticed on the matches in both nation.

“All the pieces we did previously month, we did with a pure coronary heart and honest intentions,” Djokovic stated. “Our event meant to unite and share a message of solidarity and compassion all through the area.”

Djokovic, who has beforehand stated he was in opposition to taking a vaccine for the virus even when it grew to become obligatory to journey, was the face behind the Adria Tour, a sequence of exhibition occasions that began within the Serbian capital after which moved to Zadar.

He left Croatia after the ultimate was canceled and was examined in Belgrade.

Regardless of the optimistic check, he defended the exhibition sequence.

“It was all born with a philanthropic thought, to direct all raised funds in the direction of folks in want and it warmed my coronary heart to see how all people strongly responded to this,” Djokovic stated. “We organized the event in the intervening time when the virus has weakened, believing that the situations for internet hosting the Tour had been met.

“Sadly, this virus remains to be current, and it’s a new actuality that we’re nonetheless studying to manage and reside with.”

Djokovic stated he’ll stay in self-isolation for 14 days and likewise apologized to anybody who grew to become contaminated on account of the sequence.

(With inputs from Related Press)

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