Friday, October 7

Did Djokovic lie about his positive COVID test? This says the BBC


If there is anyone in the world of sport who has been involved in a great deal of controversy in recent weeks, it is Novak Djokovic, who is now pointed out present altered evidence to receive an exemption certificate, which would give you the power not to get vaccinated for health reasons.

A investigation by the BBC suggests that serial numbers of the evidence presented by the tennis player do not match with the dates on which the tests were supposedly done (coming out positive in the first and negative in the second).

Documents submitted by Djokovic’s lawyers to the Federal Court of Australia included two certificates of COVID-19 PCR tests, one with positive result on December 16, 2021 and another with negative result on December 22, 2021.


The positive evidence presented by Djokovic on December 16 came with the folio number (7371999), while that of the test on December 22 is (7320919); the difference, taking into account the dates, is intriguing and therefore the BBC decided to investigate more about it.

Djokovic took his tests in Serbia and received his results from the Serbian Public Health Institute. The outlet explained that, to confirm that the evidence was legitimate, collected data from all possible tests issued by the Institute of Public Health, thanks to the help of BBC colleagues based in Serbia; They managed to get 21.

A further 35 were awarded by Milovan Suvakov, a Serbian research scientist based in the United States, who even made some of his results public via Twitter.

The foregoing to compare the folio numbers of the same in an approximate period from December 16 to December 28. They found that effectively, depending on the day of the test (from lowest to highest) the folio would increase.


Taking into account the above, the number of the positive test that Djokovic presented (7371999), coincided only with the codes that have between December 25 (7366969) and December 28 (7415312), for which it is insinuated that he would have received his result on December 26 and not on the 16th as he declared.

The tennis player of Serbian origin was deported from Australia on January 16 after three court judges upheld the immigration minister’s right to cancel his visa.

According to the Australian government, the presence of the tennis player can represent a danger to “life and civil order due to anti-vaccine sentiment and disregard for COVID-19 regulations.”



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