The largest academic hospital in Belgium, UZ Leuven, has closed its doors to visitors due to the coronavirus.
The measure is currently valid until Monday, November 16, but can be extended, the hospital, also known as Gasthuisberg, announced.
In several cases, an exception applies to the visit ban.
Parents are still allowed to visit their baby in the incubator wards or their sick child in the pediatric wards. First-degree families of end-of-life patients can also visit their partner or (in-laws) relatives.
There are currently 156 Covid-9 patients in the Leuven hospital, 49 of whom are in intensive care.
A number of hospitals in Antwerp and Brussels no longer allow visitors.