“Novak Djokovic had a valid document issued by a medical institution in Serbia that he was positive for the corona virus. After the publication of the documentation published on social networks, we analyzed that document, and it is absolutely valid, issued by the competent authorities of the Republic of Serbia. “Gojković said at the press conference held after the session of the Crisis Staff for the Suppression of the Crown Virus Epidemic.
Gojković said that the information that Djoković was positive for the corona virus was sent by e-mail, “after the reading, during that day in the late evening hours”.
Asked by CNN what punishment is provided for quarantine violations after being informed that he is positive for the corona virus, since Djokovic participated in a public event on December 18, Gojkovic answered that “at the moment there is no penalty he could be punished for applicable law, in relation to the offense he committed “.
“If he was caught in violation of the self-isolation measure ordered by the competent body, he could only be returned to self-isolation,” said Gojković, adding that a person with such a violation could be arrested only during a state of emergency.
Asked if he thought Novak Djokovic’s decision not to be vaccinated against the coronavirus was an incentive for those who did not want to be vaccinated, Gojkovic said he “deeply disagreed” with Djokovic’s decision not to vaccinate, but to “defend his free will “that he does not want it.
“The message of the Government of Serbia is that all citizens of Serbia and the world are vaccinated. It is a legacy of the 21st century and a legacy of science. We live in a free society and accept all possible differences that someone does not want to be vaccinated for any reason,” Gojkovic said.
He added that he was “sorry that Novak (Djokovic) was not vaccinated” because that would encourage many to be vaccinated against the corona virus.