- Djokovic was asked to leave Australia after refusing to get vaccinated and this has led to public outcry
- If he had won the Australian Open, he would have sealed his status as the greatest tennis player of all time
- Report has emerged that the Serbian-born tennis star in fact holds a majority stake in a company trying to find a cure for COVID
According to reports, Novak Djokovic, a Serbian tennis player, and his wife Jelena own a controlling share in a Danish biotech startup aiming to create a coronavirus cure.
Djokovic, who became a focus of the global vaccine debate over his failed attempt to enter Australia without being inoculated, holds 40.8% and Jelena his wife 32.9% according to skynews.
He who won't be able to play in the Australian Open despite being close to becoming the biggest star in the sport, appears to have high hopes of finding a cure to COVID.
Reuters reports that Ivan Loncarevic, the CEO of QuantBioRes, the Danish company revealed the 34-year-old acquired the 80% stake in June 2020, But he declined to say how much it cost.
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The CEO also stated that the firm employed roughly a dozen researchers in Denmark, Australia, and Slovenia.
A search for COVID cure
According to sources, QuantBioRes, a COVID treatment firm, is working on a peptide that prevents the coronavirus from invading a human cell and could be a game changer.
Mr Loncarevic stated that clinical studies will begin in the UK this summer. He made it clear that the company was working on a therapy, not a vaccination.
Some scientists have take to social media to express surprise on a company's which website hasn’t been updated since July 2020.
According to them, there are numerous errors and inconsistencies in the claims that the company makes, raising concerns about what exactly QuantBioRes is working on.
Several scientists on social media have pointed out that in several places on the website, QuantBioRes states that the coronavirus is a retrovirus.
No entry for unvaccinated Edo staff
In other news, the government of Edo state has said that civil servants would be barred from accessing various government offices for failure to be vaccinated.
The state government through the permanent secretary, Edo state Ministry of Health, Osamwonyi Irowa, said this on Wednesday, September 15, 2021.
Irowa said the aim of this strategy is to ensure that the COVID-19 virus spread is curbed and prevented from spreading from person to person across the state.