1. Mid of doctors inside and outside coronavirus patient room
2. Mid of doctors inside coronavirus patient room
3. Doctor outside room talking through microphone
4. Doctors inside room listening
5. SOUNDBITE (French) Julien Guntz, Liege hospital Intensive Care Unit head doctor:
"The situation is under control, we dedicated specific units only to handle patients with Covid disease, and we currently have enough free beds to welcome all patients who will require them and we have the maximum means possible at our disposal"
6. Wide of patient inside room with sign reading (French): "COVID-19 suspect"
7. Close of sign
8. SOUNDBITE (French) Julien Guntz, Liege hospital Intensive Care Unit head doctor:
"The problem really is the number of patients, because patients heavily affected can stay several weeks at the intensive care unit. So if we get only a few this is not an issue, but when a lot are coming and we already have a lot of patients in, and who are here for a long time, this is a real challenge. That is what we see in other country, the issue is the massive flow of patients to handle and that is why confinement is so important, so we don't have too many heavy patients to handle simultaneously"
9. Wide of doctors inside coronavirus patient room
10. Close of sign reading (French): "COVID-19 confirmed"
11. Close of medic injecting medication
13. Wide of room
14. Medium of patient lying in bed inside treatment room
Liege hospital intensive care unit in Belgium on Friday confirmed it is currently treating 15 critical patients infected with the new coronavirus, but has the situation under control for the moment.
According to Julien Guntz, Liege hospital Intensive Care Unit head doctor, the challenge is not as much the disease, but really the influx of patients - doctors know how to treat them, but they can only treat so many at the same time.
Specific measures and routes have been implemented in the hospital to make sure that infected patients never cross the path of other doctors and patients.
All coronavirus patients are treated with ventilators and are under constant care and monitoring.
Currently Belgium has 7,284 cases of the new virus, with 289 deaths.
For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks.
For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.