World number 1 tennis Serbian player, Novak Djokovic is currently having a torrid time in Australia after reports indicate that he has had his visa revoked by the Australian Government for a second time.
The Serb arrived in Australia Melbourne on January 5, ahead of the Australian Open but had his visa cancelled upon entry into the country due him unable to get himself vaccinated against the corona virus pandemic and not being able to give a valid as he why.
He was put in a detention hotel in Melbourne with dozens of other refugees as his lawyers went about challenging of the Australian Government to revoke their client’s visa and actually won the case on Monday but questions have popped up over the Serbian tennis super star’s behavior after testing positive for the virus in December.
Australia are however not backing down on their earlier decision to revoke Novak Djokovic’s visa, with the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in an address on the issue noting that the country’s decision to revoke the tennis star’s visa is to protect Australia and its people while the pandemic rages on
“I note the Minister for Immigration’s decision in relation to Mr Novak Djokovic’s visa.
“I understand that following careful consideration, action has been taken by the Minister to cancel Mr Djokovic’s visa held on health and good order grounds, on the basis that it was in the public interest to do so.
“This pandemic has been incredibly difficult for every Australian but we have stuck together and saved lives and livelihoods.
“Together we have achieved one of the lowest death rates, strongest economies and highest vaccination rates, in the world.
“Australians have made many sacrifices during this pandemic, and they rightly expect the result of those sacrifices to be protected.
“This is what the Minister is doing in taking this action today.
“Our strong border protection policies have kept Australians safe, prior to COVID and now during the pandemic.
“Due to the expected ongoing legal proceedings, I will be not be providing any further comment.”