Rachel Kolisi does her best to protect her children from the Corona virus
Rachel Kolisi, businesswoman and wife of Springbok captain Siya Kolisi, says two more relations have tested positive for Covid-19 as she remains in isolation after contracting the virus.
Their youngest daughter Keziah and Siya’s sister Liphelo have also joined over a million South Africans who are infected by the virus since it first hit SA in March last year.
Keziah, says Rachel in an Instagram post, isn’t showing any symptoms while Liphelo is battling “full-on adult symptoms”.
“We tested the entire family to form sure everyone was healthy and safe. Liphelo, 13, and Keziah, 3, tested positive. The virus — I do not know what strain of it — but Covid is certainly affecting the youngsters too. Liphelo has full-on adult symptoms and it has been rough. Keziah, praise the Lord, did not have any symptoms in the least and is her usual happy self.”
Rachel said they were advised that children younger than 13 years can’t spread the virus.
On her recovery journey, Rachel shared that she decided to stay in isolation for quite the recommended 10 days because she didn’t feel able to leave.
“I finished 14 days in isolation (10 is that the recommended period) but I didn’t feel able to be out yet so I did a couple of more days. My taste and smell are slowly returning but definitely not there yet. My throat is sore, I still sound like I even have sinus and that i still run out of breath really quickly but the pain in my chest is beginning to ease abreast of day 10,” she wrote.