Australia to deport Djokovic as Omicron halts Grammy Awards

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Melbourne (AFP) – Australia vowed to deport tennis world number one Novak Djokovic on Thursday after he failed to meet stringent pandemic entry requirements, as Omicron’s relentless march forced organisers to cancel the Grammys and Sundance Film Festival. The vaccine-sceptic Serb failed to provide evidence of double vaccination or a medical exemption when he landed to defend his Australian Open crown, prompting authorities to cancel his visa and hold him at the airport overnight.  “Rules are rules and there are no special cases,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.  Djokovic said he had receiv…

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