Novak Djokovic tests positive for coronavirus
Novak Djokovic has tested positive to Coronavirus as his Adria tour continues to draw criticism.
The world number one stated that the tour was held with a pious intention. Although the scenes we saw from the event suggest otherwise.
“Everything we did in in the past month we did with a pure heart. Our tournament meant to unite and share a message of solidarity and compassion throughout the region.
Participants of the tour were seen breaking social distancing guidelines, hugging and grabbing themselves as well as partying.
“It was all born with a philanthropic idea, to direct all raised funds towards people in need and it warmed my heart to see how everybody strongly responded to this. We organised the tournament at the moment when the virus has weakened, believing that the conditions for hosting the tour had been met.
“Unfortunately this virus is still present and it is a new reality that we are still learning to cope and live with.” The 33-year old said.
Djokovic’s Wife also tested positive for Coronavirus
Novak Djokovic’s wife, Jelena, is also said to have been infected by the virus, but their children have tested negative thus far.
“I am extremely sorry for each individual case of infection, i hope that it will not complicate anyone’s health situation and that everyone will be fine.” The world number one said.
Novak Djokovic is the sixth person to have tested positive to Coronavirus since the first two events of the Adria tour.
The others are Borna Coric, Grigor Dimitrov, Viktor Troicki, Djokovic’s fitness trainer Marco Panichi, and Dimitrov’s coach Christian Groh.
The remaining events will most likely be cancelled but Djokovic insist he’s opposed to compulsory vaccination.
“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.
“But if it becomes compulsory, what will happen? I will have to make a decision. Djokovic continued.
“I have my own thoughts about the matter and whether those thoughts will change at some point, I don’t know.
“Hypothetically, if the season was to resume in July, August or September, though unlikely, I understand that a vaccine will become a requirement straight after we are out of strict quarantine and there is no vaccine yet”. The 33-year old stated.
Novak Djokovic has made some huge donations to the fight against Coronavirus in Serbia and some other parts of the world. However, the sights we saw in his Adria tour surely contradicts all the donations he has made.
The tour in itself is meant to generating funds for charitable purposes. But, the poor organization and lack of respect for social distancing guidelines have drawn criticism from different sources.