De Bruyne admits being in lockdown has made him decide to prolong his career by another two years.
The absence of football has caused De Bruyne to re-evaluate his career.
"I told my wife I'm going to play a little longer," he said in an Instagram Live video. "After this lockdown, I cannot stay at home. I told her I'm going to take two years more.
"It's time to play football again. I miss it and it's difficult. But we are not important, football is not important. People love football, but you need to stay safe.
"I've been at home now for two weeks. At the beginning, my family and my kids were a little bit sick so that was a little bit worrying but they are alright now.
"It took eight or nine days, we don't know, but now they are better luckily as you never know what is going to happen."