Novak Djokovic and wife Jelena test negative for COVID-19

World number one Novak Djokovic and his wife have tested negative for the novel coronavirus, 10 days after they tested positive.

17-time Grand Slam winner had organised a charity tennis event Adria Tour with several top players turning out. The tournament turned out to be a recipe for disaster with players like Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki announcing that they had contracted the virus. After traveling back to Belgrade from Croatia, Novak and his wife were tested, the results of which were positive.

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An exhibition series was organized in Serbia and Croatia amid the pandemic where no social distancing was observed at the matches in Belgrade and Zadar.

Through an initial statement by Novak, it was revealed that he, and his wife Jelena had contracted the virus, but were asymptomatic and were in self-isolation in their Belgrade home.

Now, it has been revealed that they have tested negative for the highly contagious virus.“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.

The news comes amid a new spike of coronavirus cases in Serbia and the reintroduction of some restrictive measures, such as compulsory wearing of masks and social distancing.