Springbok rugby legend Danie Gerber has contracted the coronavirus. The 61-year-old Gerber says he started feeling ill on Wednesday and experience body aches.

He went to his doctor on Thursday and was informed of his test results within 24 hours.

Gerber says he travelled a lot in the past two weeks, including more than four flights, and it is impossible to say where he picked up the virus. He is now isolated at his home in Port Elizabeth.

“I just want to tell you guys to stay at home and go according to the rules. Don’t be a hero. Think of your family, your friends the whole South Africa and the whole world. It spreads like you can’t believe it, it is very dangerous if you don’t look after yourself. I am very positive and I know I will go through this.”

In the video below, tour guides in KwaZulu-Natal express concern over possible exposure to COVID-19: