France greats Thierry Dusautoir and Sebastien Chabal have both revealed their battle with the coronavirus after testing positive for the disease.
The pandemic has killed more than 75,000 people worldwide, including nearly 9,000 in France, according to the latest tally compiled by AFP.
And it has now been confirmed that Dusautoir and Chabal, who made 80 and 62 Test appearances for Les Bleus, respectively, also contracted the deadly virus but have both recovered.
Dusautoir explained that he initially felt symptoms on 14 March after which he was diagnosed.
‘Then came two weeks that were pretty gruelling and tiring. In the current context, we count ourselves lucky,’ Dusautoir told Canal+ TV.
Chabal said that the infection has laid him out for ‘a good week or so’, but added it was not as bad when comparing to what other people are going through.
‘But it was nothing like what we are hearing and what is affecting us all around us.’
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