‘Appalling message’: outrage over Novak Djokovic’s medical exemption to play Australian Open | Novak Djokovic | The Guardian

Novak Djokovic after winning the 2021 Australian Open

The decision to grant Novak Djokovic an exemption from Covid-19 vaccination requirements to play in the Australian Open in Melbourne has been labelled “appalling”, with some players expressing surprise at the late decision. On Tuesday night, the defending Australian Open champion posted on Instagram that he was coming to Melbourne to participate in the tennis tournament with an “exemption permission”. All Australian Open participants must either be fully vaccinated or apply for and secure a medical exemption in order to enter Victoria without undertaking the mandatory 14-day quarantine.

Source: ‘Appalling message’: outrage over Novak Djokovic’s medical exemption to play Australian Open | Novak Djokovic | The Guardian