“At the beginning of the lockdown my family was sick for eight or nine days,” De Bruyne told Man City’s official website.
He continued, “It started with my little boy, then my older boy and then my wife, but I don’t know if we had [coronavirus] or not. Luckily we are out of it and the last two or three weeks has been really good and we are finding a routine and everything so we are fine. I had just a little bit of pain in my throat but out of the four I was really good in comparison to the other ones. I am happy that they feel fine and now they are doing really well.”
The midfielder admitted that he is trying to keep as fit as he can while adhering to social distancing rules.
“The first two weeks was a little bit weird because I don’t know what’s going on,” De Bruyne added.
He concluded, “Then I managed to get a treadmill. I was swimming a little bit because I’m lucky to have a pool downstairs. I was doing a couple of lengths but now mostly I’m doing a run and I would say every other day I would choose between swimming and doing some exercise, so I’m keeping fairly good for what we can on our own, I guess.”
A mooted cut-off date of June 30 for completing Premier League fixtures was not discussed on a conference call between top-flight clubs on Friday following reports that nine clubs were pushing to draw a line under the campaign by then.