Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena test negative for Coronavirus



Novak Djokovic and his wife have tested negative for the coronavirus, revealed by his media team on Thursday. This development takes place 10 days after the World No.1 and his wife had tested positive of the deadly virus. 

Earlier, the Serbian star had organized an event in Belgrade that led to him along with his wife and several other players contracting the virus as the event was immediately called off during the first leg. Novak also received criticism from people all over the world for staging the event amid the pandemic and not following the protocols including social distancing during the matches. 

“Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena are negative for COVID-19. That was shown by the results of the PCR tests that both had in Belgrade,” his media team said in a statement.

This news comes after Serbia announced the rise in the number of cases and mandating some restrictive measures that include social distancing and wearing masks in public places. 

Djokovic and his wife immediately went under self-isolation in the country’s capital after their medical reports came positive of the deadly virus. The couple said that they were asymptomatic but they would still follow all the precautionary protocols and also undergo a test in the next five days. A few days later, the couple went for a retest and now the report suggests them free of the coronavirus. 

However, there have been no such updates on the other three players who had tested positive of the virus as the names include three-time Grand Slam semifinalist Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric, and Viktor Troicki. There is also no update about his Djokovic’s coach Goran Ivanisevic after he revealed that he said he has the virus.