Former Springbok centre Danie Gerber attended a golf day with members of the famous 1981 team days before being diagnosed with Covid-19.
Gerber tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday, while at home in Port Elizabeth.
Sunday newspaper Rapport reported that members of the 1981 Springbok squad that toured New Zealand played golf with Gerber, staying at the Border Hotel in Jan Kempdorp last Saturday.
The players included Henning van Aswegen, Burger Geldenhuys, Divan Serfontein, Robbie Blair, Colin Beck, Richard Prentis and Gysie Pienaar.
Gerber said he started to feel the effects of the virus on Thursday – just four days after the golf day.
He also confirmed that his 36-year-old daughter had tested positive for Covid-19.
‘My wife has now moved out of the house so myself and Elanie can self-isolate for two weeks,’ Gerber said.
The report added that at least one of the former players who socialised with Gerber has started showing flu-like symptoms.
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