The president of Latvia has tested positive for Coronavirus

The president of Latvia has tested positive for Coronavirus

According to his administration, Latvian President Egils Levits tested positive for the Coronavirus.


Levits performed a quick test on Wednesday evening after returning from a professional trip to Sweden, and the results were good.


A PCR test will now be done, according to a spokesperson.


The meeting between Levits and Estonia’s new president, Alar Karis, who is in Riga for his maiden visit to the Baltic state, has been rescheduled for Thursday.


Karis is set to meet with Latvian Parliament Speaker Inara Murniece.


Levits, 66, was one of the first people in Latvia to get vaccinated against the Coronavirus in February, and he got his picture taken to urge his 1.9 million fellow Latvians to do the same.


Despite his efforts, Latvia’s vaccination programme is proceeding at a snail’s pace, and the infection rate has recently risen substantially.

On Monday, the administration was forced to declare a state of emergency, which will run until January 11th.

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