Questions have emerged concerning the validity and timing of the constructive Covid check outcomes Novak Djokovic used to aim to enter Australia earlier than being deported from the nation.
The Antivaxx tennis star submitted two paperwork as proof of his constructive standing to a federal courtroom in Australia to bypass guidelines banning unvaccinated individuals from coming into the nation.
However the serial quantity on his December 16 check seems increased than that on his second December 22 check, the BBC experiences.
The code of the primary check additionally seems to be out of order with a pattern of assessments performed in Serbia throughout the identical interval, suggesting that they had been submitted at a later date.
The applying of the world primary was rejected by the Australian authorities, however not with these causes.
Novak Djokovic, middle, sporting a masks, arrives at Municipal Home in Budva, Montenegro on Friday, January 28, 2022. Djokovic arrived to obtain a plaque declaring him an honorary citizen of town
Questions have emerged concerning the validity and timing of the constructive Covid check outcomes Novak Djokovic was trying to make use of to enter Australia
Paperwork supplied to Australian authorities present Djokovic allegedly first examined constructive on December 16 and bears the serial quantity 7371999
However the second check end result, reportedly taken on December twenty second, has a decrease serial variety of 7320919
Among the many paperwork offered to her federal courtroom was one from the performing director of the official Serbian well being authority, which confirmed the dates on the certificates.
The tennis star underwent two assessments in his house nation and acquired the outcomes from the Serbian Public Well being Institute, every with a singular affirmation code.
Information analyzed by the BBC exhibits that the verification code on the certificates will increase chronologically.
The sooner the check was carried out, the decrease the serial quantity.
Djokovic’s paperwork seem like the one ones the place the second check has a decrease serial quantity than the primary.
His December 16 constructive check has the code 7371999, whereas the second doc has the quantity 7320919.
The tennis star, who might be awarded the Honorary Citizenship of the Metropolis of Budva as we speak, is below scrutiny for his Covid assessments
Djokovic, backside left, poses with high native official Marko Carevic, backside centre, and youngsters on the municipal constructing in Budva as we speak
Including to the thriller, the code from the primary check suggests it was taken at a later date, between December twenty fifth and twenty eighth.
Djokovic’s two assessments had been performed in numerous labs, which suggests they might have been issued with completely different affirmation codes.
Nonetheless, analyzes from different assessments carried out shortly after Djokovic’s leads to the identical labs have decrease serial numbers.
Checks seen two days and 4 days after his pattern within the lab each have decrease affirmation codes, once more calling into query the timing of his assessments.
As well as, knowledge from eight completely different Serbian laboratories point out that there is no such thing as a discrepancy in serial quantity consistency between them.
Djordje Krivokapic, a specialist in knowledge and digital safety, mentioned: “There may be all the time an opportunity of a glitch.
“But when that had been the case, there could be a easy rationalization. I do not perceive why the state authorities would not simply say that.’
The BBC contacted Djokovic, the Serbian well being authorities and the Serbian authorities, however have but to obtain a response.
MailOnline has additionally contacted Djokovic’s representatives.
The world primary, pictured on his flight to Belgrade after leaving Australia, was expelled from the nation forward of the Open
The allegations come after it was introduced yesterday that the tennis star wouldn’t return to the courtroom for an additional month following his impolite departure from Australia.
The organizers confirmed his high place within the top-class subject of the Dubai Tennis Championships on Thursday.
The 20-time Grand Slam winner had his entry visa for Australia lastly canceled on the eve of the Open after per week and a half of extraordinary drama.
Djokovic, who had advised officers he was not vaccinated towards Covid, believed he was eligible to enter the nation and compete after allegedly testing constructive for coronavirus in December and making a full restoration.
However Dubai would not have the identical strict entry necessities as Australia and he can play within the match, which he has beforehand gained 5 instances, if he presents a destructive PCR check end result on arrival.
The sports activities star was arrested on arrival at Sydney Airport, had his visa torn up after which taken into migrant custody whereas the matter lurched between courts and the federal government.
The 34-year-old was finally deported when Australia’s immigration minister personally intervened within the dispute, denying him entry after which banning him from the nation for 3 years.
Whereas the federal government insists that “guidelines are guidelines”, the episode led to offended allegations from Serbia that their sports activities star was chosen for political causes.