Bert Kuizenga and his wife Astrid were hospitalized in early March after contracting the corona virus. The former presenter's daughter tells De Telegraaf (€) that her parents were admitted with severe breathing problems.

"It's been over three weeks since my mom and dad both got a little flu. It looked like it was innocent at first, but it was getting worse. At one point they had major breathing problems and almost no air more ", says daughter Roosje.

Kuizenga's daughter says it was terrible to see her parents like this. "As a daughter you can't do much and you have to wait and see how it goes. You stand with your back against the wall, you feel so powerless. You are very worried, but can only wait and hope that everything will be alright. "

Kuizenga has been strengthened again and was allowed to go home last week. His wife is still in the hospital, but is also getting better.

Kuizenga, 64, was on television for many years as a presenter of, among others, the programs Te Land, ter Zee en in de lucht and Blind Date .

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  • The coronavirus mainly spreads from person to person via sneezing and cough drops. The chance of becoming infected through surfaces such as door handles is small. This chance decreases if you wash your hands often.
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