Italian tennis pro Camila Giorgi has denied accusations that she used forged COVID-19 vaccine documents last year and only received one dose of vaccine from a doctor who is now under investigation by authorities for providing false certificates and fake vaccines. I claim that.
Giorgi, 31, answered some questions about the allegations during a press conference after her first-round victory over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Australian Open on tuesday.
“Doctors are investigating, she had a problem with this [past] “I had all my vaccinations done elsewhere, so the problem is with her, not me.
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“So I’m very calm. Of course, otherwise I wouldn’t have been able to come here and play tennis.”
Australia no longer requires incoming travelers to provide proof of vaccination, but it did so during last year’s Grand Slam. Grand Slam Champion Novak Djokovic Due to his vaccination status and the particular visa he used to enter Australia, he was deported from the country.
Giorgi made it all the way to the third round last year before losing out to eventual champion Ash Barty.
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She was repeatedly asked in pressers on Tuesday if she had ever lied or used false documents to enter Australia for last year’s tournament. He was adamant that he was adhering to the protocol for competing, adding that he had received a different dose of vaccine from another doctor.
According to Reuters, Dr Daniela Grillone was indicted last year and is now being investigated by Italian authorities for supplying fake certificates and fake vaccines. Giorgi is one of those names that has involved the Italian media.
“There are over 300 people [names she supplied,]Giorgi said on Tuesday. She also denied allegations that she sought Grillone for documents falsifying her vaccinations.
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Ahead of the tournament, Tennis Australia’s chief executive Craig Tiley said he was not fully aware of the allegations of forged certificates.
“I think there is still a lot to be clarified about it. I think it will ultimately be up to their families and the relevant authorities, including Tour,” he said. “I don’t really know the details beyond that.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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