A few days ago, news broke that former Springbok centre, Danie Gerber, had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Today, reports have surfaced that three more former national rugby team players from the 1981 South Africa squad have tested positive for the virus.
The trio is said to have attended a golf day along with Gerber, just days prior to the former’s diagnosis. Gerber’s then-teammates for whom confirmation of positive test results, according to a reliable source who spoke to Sport24, are Burger Geldenhuys, Divan Serfontein and Colin Beck.
There have now been 1 326 confirmed cases in South Africa with three deaths reported as of March 30. Among those infected, seven are reported to be in a serious or critical condition. The country has, however, seen at least 31 people recovering from the virus. South Africa is currently in the midst of a 21-day lockdown set to be lifted at midnight on April 16 as per an official government mandate released by President Cyril Ramaphosa.