The Prime Minister paid tribute to him in a statement. “In addition to the great sorrow and all the fond memories, my family and I also felt a sense of gratitude that we were allowed to stay with him for so long,” he wrote. “We now bid him farewell to the family and hope to be able to deal with this enormous loss in peace in the near future.”
Ruth’s announcement comes after other political figures faced questions about their conduct under the lockdown.
A spokesman for Root told CNN on Tuesday that the Dutch prime minister had “complied with all restrictions on the coronavirus and had not seen his mother for more than eight weeks.”
“However, the ban has left room to say goodbye to a family member who died in the last episode. The prime minister was with his mother on his last night.”