The popular and trendy Rugby wife, Rachel Kolisi is urging South Africans to take Covid-19 seriously after she tested positive for the virus.
Recently taking to her Instagram, the wife of Springbok skipper Siya Kolisi, Rachel posted a heart-felt message describing not only her symptoms, but asking everyone to take extra precaution with the virus currently in its ‘second wave’ around the country.
Rachel also made special mention of the health care workers working tirelessly in the fight against the virus. She also drew attention to the current number of active cases in South Africa which are spiralling out of control and rapidly closing in on the one million mark.
“I never had a fever, no sore throat, no coughing. I actually spent the day in the pool and assumed I had a sinus infection. I realized I couldn’t smell anything so went straight into isolation until I received my positive result. it’s been so rough and scary at times specially when you have small kids who don’t understand why they can’t touch you. My heart breaks for those in hospital having to fight this alone, not knowing if they’ll see their loved ones again. Equally my heart breaks for the healthcare workers working tirelessly and understaffed while others are not taking the safety precautions seriously at all.”- wrote Kolisi.
The mother of four, Rachel is co-founder of the Siya Kolisi Foundation which is committed to changing the narrative of inequality for people in vulnerable and disadvantaged communities in South Africa.
“COVID is not like flu. It’s so much worse and if my posting can encourage someone to take one extra step of precaution that will be great, also if you know of people not taking Covid seriously please have a conversation with them about it. People are dying. It’s clear our numbers in SA are out of control – we’re just short of 1 million cases. Yet some people are more relaxed about it then ever? ” – she added.
Earlier it was confirmed that Siya Kolisi, who pulled out of Western Province’s Currie Cup clash against Griquas on Saturday, would also miss next weekend’s showdown with the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein after he had contact with a person with Covid-19, but it has been confirmed that he has tested negative for the virus.
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