Novak Djokovic, the number 1 ATP, made a donation of over 40,000 euros to a Serbian city heavily affected by the pandemic, local media reported, quoted by AFP.
The Serb has been heavily criticized recently for organizing the Adria Tour, in which several players, including himself, became infected with Covid-19. The criticism was also linked to Nole’s public distrust of the actual existence of the virus and of the vaccination variant when an effective remedy is discovered.
Novak Djokovic donated 40,000 euros to Novi Pazar to fight COVID-19
Djokovic, 33, donated the money to the southeastern city of Novi Pazar to help him cope with an increasing number of cases of infection with the new coronavirus, SportKlub TV reported on its website. his ul. The city declared a state of emergency in late June.
After coping well with the first wave of the epidemic in early May, Serbia is now facing a new wave, with more than 200 new cases a day, up from just 50 a month ago.
Dimitrov, Coric and Victor Troicki also caught the virus on the Adria Tour
Believing that he had managed to get through the epidemic well, Serbian authorities allowed Djokovic to organize a charity tour in the middle of last month in Belgrade, before a series of Covid-19 infections forced the organizers to interrupt.
In addition to Novak Djokovic, three other tennis players – Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki – who took part in the Adria Tour, as well as Serbian champion coach Goran Ivanisevic, tested positive at Covid-19. Djokovic’s wife, Jelena, also contracted the virus.
Serbia, with a population of about 7 million, has recorded more than 15,000 cases of infection with the new coronavirus and about 280 deaths.