Two WP Rugby players test positive for COVID-19

PUBLISHED: July 13, 2020

One junior player and one uncapped DHL Stormers squad member have tested positive for COVID-19 following an extensive testing procedure involving all players and management last week.

As part of the return-to-training protocol, all contracted players and team management members underwent COVID-19 tests on Thursday, with just two cases returning positive results.

The two asymptomatic players – an U21 player and an uncapped DHL Stormers squad member – have been duly isolated and will both be monitored appropriately.

DHL Stormers team doctor Jason Suter said that the fact that there were just two positive results shows how seriously the players and management have been in the precautions they have taken in their daily lives.

“It is extremely encouraging that only two people out of 120 in total have returned positive results. We have enforced very strict protocols and it is fantastic to see that our players and management are taking this virus seriously.

“We would like to thank the Gift of the Givers for the professional way their mobile testing unit handled the process last week, in what were some atrocious weather conditions.

“The players affected have been counselled and will be carefully monitored and we are hopeful that they will soon be added to the growing number of recoveries in South Africa,” he said.