The European Parliament has suffered a significant Covid outbreak: 171 cases among MEPs and staff at the end of October, a spokesperson told the BBC.
She did not have a more recent figure, saying the numbers were evolving, but were decreasing as most parliament meetings were now taking place online.
Most were asymptomatic cases, detected because of the track and trace system, the spokesperson said.
MEPs no longer travel to Strasbourg each month, as they used to. And the Brussels meetings have fewer participants than previously.
In total, there are 705 MEPs and nearly 4,000 MEPs' assistants, plus about 7,500 other staff at the European Parliament.