Former world No. 1 Simona Halep has revealed that she is pro-vaccine and she has urged everyone to get the vaccine.
Halep has been vaccinated for quite some time as she received the vaccine earlier this year.
This summer, Halep spoke about how taking the vaccine was the right decision and back then as well urged everyone to take the vaccine.
“I’m pro-vaccine. I got vaccinated. We have problems with this in in Romania, we have overcrowded hospitals, there is a whole drama there. I suggest everyone gets vaccinated. Australia is right with these restrictions,it’s tough,but it’s the only way,” Halep said, per Adam Addicott.
Halep not sharing the same views as Novak Djokovic
Djokovic refused to reveal his vaccination status and indicated he could skip the Australian Open.
“Things beings as they are, I still don’t know if I will go to Melbourne,” Djokovic told Blic.
“I will not reveal my status whether I have been vaccinated or not, it is a private matter and an inappropriate inquiry.
“People go too far these days in taking the liberty to ask questions and judge a person. Whatever you say ‘Yes, no, maybe, I am thinking about it’, they will take advantage.”
Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews made it clear to Djokovic that he will have to show the proof of vaccination if he wants to play the Australian Open.
“(The virus) doesn’t care what your tennis ranking is, or how many Grand Slams you’ve won,” Andrews said.
“It’s completely irrelevant. You need to be vaccinated to keep yourself safe and to keep others safe.
“I don’t think an unvaccinated tennis player is going to get a visa to come into this country and if they did get a visa they’d probably have to quarantine for a couple of weeks,” he added.
“I don’t think that the person you indicated (Djokovic) or any other tennis player, let’s not personalise it … or golfer or Formula One driver will even get a visa to get here.”