“Hawke could hardly do otherwise. Most Australians agree with this decision,” NOS correspondent Meike Wijers told the broadcaster. NOS Radio 1 News. “Australians had to follow strict rules for two years and then the message came that vaccination is the only way out.”
According to Wijers, more than 92 percent of Australians are therefore vaccinated. “They believe that everyone should have fair opportunities. So that special treatment for Djokovic, they did not agree with that in this case.”
Recent corona infection
Djokovic traveled to Australia last week on the assumption that he could participate in the Australian Open due to evidence of a recent corona infection. In Melbourne he was stopped at the airport: he could not give a good reason why he had not been vaccinated and the evidence of his recent infection was not sufficient for a medical exemption.
An Australian judge then ruled in favor of Djokovic and still enter the country, partly because the head of the medical service of the Australian Tennis Association said he had a “medical exception from vaccination” because of his recent infection.
The association was found to have incorrectly informed players and the Australian judge ruled that the government had acted unreasonably.