KEVIN DE BRUYNE believes he and his family could have contracted coronavirus while on lockdown in Manchester.
The UK’s coronavirus death toll increased by 847 on Friday, taking the total number of fatalities up to 14,576.
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That news comes after warnings Great Britain could suffer 40,000 deaths in the first wave of the outbreak.
Speaking to Sky Sports, De Bruyne said: “At the beginning of the lockdown my family was sick for eight or nine days.
“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.”
The Premier League, along with nearly every other top league across the world, has been suspended indefinitely due to the deadly bug.
That has left players to train alone at home, an adjustment the former Chelsea and Wolfsburg midfielder is only just getting used to.
De Bruyne added: “Well, the first two weeks was a little bit weird because I don’t know what’s going on.
“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.”
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Although he did reveal how Man City were also helping their star-studded squad to keep fit.
De Bruyne said: “They send us like a fairly big programme. “I think at the beginning of lockdown some of the gym physios went to the club and made videos of what we can do, different types of exercises.
“But there’s a few things that I like to do, obviously it’s more the running and the swimming exercise.
“I do a little bit in-between but I’m not one for sitting like an hour or two hours in a gym.
“I get bored of doing stuff on my own anyway so I prefer to do running, where I keep busy for myself and listen to some podcasts and all that stuff.”
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