Novak Djokovic news: World No 1 says no to jab but eager to find a cure for Covid-19

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Even though World No 1 Novak Djokovic wasn’t able to defend his title at the Australian Open due to his decision not to get vaccinated against Covid-19, he is determined to make the world a better place by curing the virus.

Last week Djokovic lost his appeal case against the Immigration Minister Alex Hawke’s decision to revoke his visa, with the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia ordering that he be deported.

The decision by Hawke to cancel Djokovic’s visa for a second time on Friday was unanimously upheld by Chief Justice James Allsop, Justice Anthony Besanko and Justice David O’Callaghan.

In the ruling, the judges concluded that Djokovic’s anti-vaccination views could be a threat to Australia’s public health after the world No 1 confirmed that he is not vaccinated against the coronavirus.

And following his arrival back home in Serbia, it has emerged that the 34-year-old is turning his focus to finding a cure for Covid-19.

It has been reported that the 20-time Grand Slam winner and his wife Jelena hold a majority stake in a Danish biotech firm working to develop a treatment for coronavirus.

“The tennis player’s acquisition of the 80% stake was made in June 2020 but declined to say how much it was,” Ivan Loncarevic, the CEO of QuantBioRes, told Reuters.

QuantBioRes is known for developing a peptide, which inhibits the coronavirus from infecting the human cell.

Loncarevic added: “It expects to launch clinical trials in Britain this summer, the firm is working on a treatment, not a vaccine.

“The company had about a dozen researchers working in Denmark, Australia and Slovenia. Djokovic and his wife Jelena own 40.8% and 39.2% of the company, respectively”

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