- Cameron van der Burgh has been infected by the coronavirus
- The Olympic gold medallist has opened up about battling Covid-19
- Even though he is young and in shape, Van der Burgh said it's by far the worst virus he has ever had
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Cameron van der Burgh has revealed that he's been fighting the coronavirus for two weeks now. The Olympic gold medallist took to social media to share his experience battling the novel Covid-19 virus.
In a Twitter thread, Van der Burgh explained that he had been fighting the coronavirus for 14 days.
"Some personal thoughts/observations for athletes' health, the summer games & my own experience with contracting Covid-19."
The 31-year-old added:
"I have been struggling with Covid-19 for 14 days today. By far the worst virus I have ever endured despite being a healthy individual with strong lungs (no smoking/sport), living a healthy lifestyle and being young (least at risk demographic)."
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Van der Burgh revealed the virus has had an immense impact on his body conditioning.
Van der Burgh ended his thread with:
"Please, look after yourself everyone! Health comes first - Covid-19 is no joke!"
Social media users sent Van der Burgh get well soon messages.
Brazilian Olympian, Bruno Fratus, commented:
"Get better Cam, sending positive thoughts your way brother."
US Olympic swim coach, Todd Schmitz, wrote:
"Glad to hear your are getting better."
Meanwhile, earlier, Briefly.co.za reported a total of four KwaZulu-Natal coronavirus patients have fully recovered.
This included the first citizen to contract the virus and his wife. This snippet of good news coame as a relief as citizens await further regulations.
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