Elanie Gerber, daughter of rugby great Danie, has opened up about how she and her father are fighting the coronavirus after testing positive last Friday.
The 61-year-old Gerber and his daughter Elanie (36) are recovering at their family home in Bluewater Bay, Port Elizabeth, while Gerber’s wife, Elsabe, is staying at a friend’s nearby after she tested negative.
Speaking to Afrikaans publication Maroela Media on Tuesday, Elanie said they are doing OK but that her father’s body is sore and he is battling fatigue.
‘My head hurts and I sometimes feel nauseous, while my body also feels strange – almost like a restless leg feeling. Dad’s body hurts, but fatigue is the biggest problem.
‘We saw a video of a doctor in America who had the virus and he said steaming works well to counteract it. We also take medication to boost our immune system while drinking plenty of tea. I think Dad is drinking stuff nowadays that he has never drunk before.
‘Stay home. At the same time, we also want to tell people not to live in fear.’
Days before testing positive, Gerber shared a golf day with a number of his former Springbok teammates. It has since been reported that three Springboks from the team that toured New Zealand in 1981 have reportedly tested positive for Covid-19.
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