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2021.10.14 17:35

Latvian president tests positive for Covid

LRT.lt2021.10.14 17:35

Latvian President Egils Levits tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday following his return from a working visit to Sweden, according to Latvia’s public broadcaster LSM.

Levits is showing only minimal Covid symptoms and is feeling well, head of the presidential office, Andris Teikmanis, told LSM.

On Thursday, Levits was scheduled to meet with the new Estonian President Alar Karis, but Speaker of the Latvian Parliament Ināra Mūrniece had to fill in for him.

According to LSM, President Levits was among the first people to get fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in Latvia, encouraging others to follow suit.

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