Rachel Kolisi on Covid-19 recovery, 2 more household members test positive

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  • Rachel Kolisi, who co-founded the fitness community Rise, on 27 December said that she tested positive for Covid-19.
  • "My taste and smell are slowly returning but definitely not there yet," Rachel Kolisi said in an Instagram post about her recovery.
  • "We tested the whole family to make sure everyone was healthy and safe - Liphelo (13) and Keziah (3) tested positive," she added in the post.

In an update on her Covid-19 recovery, Rachel Kolisi said that two members of the Kolisi household have also tested positive for the virus. 

Rachel, who co-founded the fitness community Rise, posted about her diagnosis on Instagram on 27 December saying: "It's been so rough and scary at times."

In an Instagram post on Monday, Rachel said that after completing the recommended 10-day isolation, she "didn't feel ready to be out" and extended her isolation period to 14 days.

About her recovery, she said: "My taste and smell are slowly returning but definitely not there yet. My throat is sore, I still sound like I have sinus, and I still run out of breath really quickly but the pain in my chest started easing up on day 10."

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In the post, Rachel, who co-founded the Kolisi Foundation alongside her husband Siya Kolisi, said that two other members of the Kolisi household have tested positive for Covid-19.

"We tested the whole family to make sure everyone was healthy and safe Liphelo (13) and Keziah (3) tested positive," she wrote. 

"Liphelo has had full on adult symptoms and it's been rough. Keziah, praise the Lord didn't seem to have any symptoms at all and is her usual happy self, the advice we have received is that kids under 13 years can't transfer the virus," she said.

Rachel has been speaking to medical professionals on Instagram Live in recent days and says that she will be setting up more "live chats" in the future to share information and "keep awareness out there".

On Monday a total of 1 113 349 Covid-19 cases had been reported with 12 601 cases reported in 24 hours. There are 30 011 reported deaths. 

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