First Australia, now France?
Tennis star Novak Djokovic could be banned from competing at the French Open after lawmakers backed a law requiring anyone entering sports arenas and other public venues to be vaccinated. against coronavirus. Djokovic is not vaccinated.
As soon as the plan to pass the vaccine officially becomes law, its use will be “mandatory entry into public places…for all French or foreign spectators, trainees, experts,” he said. French Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu tweeted Sunday.
Djokovic shouldn’t play “if he doesn’t respect a rule that applies to spectators, the rule will apply to the boys playing ball, to the professionals who will work and run a shop at Roland-Garros, ‘ said former Interior Minister Christophe Castaner RMC radio on Mondays.
“What world would we be in if we considered that because we were a star we could deviate from the law?” Castaner said, adding that the tournament organizers have agreed comply with French COVID-19 vaccine guidelines.
The French Open is the next big tennis event and runs from late May to June.
On Sunday, Djokovic loses last legal auction against his deportation from Australia.
A panel of three judges unanimously ruled in favor of the Australian government, which canceled Djokovic’s visa for public health reasons, meaning the Serbian star was excluded from the Australian Open, the tournament. He won the championship 9 times.
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