President of Latvia tests COVID-positive

13:39, 14 October 2021
President of Latvia tests COVID-positive Photo: Popow via Look Press

Latvian President Egils Levits tested COVID-positive, the President’s press service said.

This forced him to cancel his planned meeting with the newly-elected President of Estonia Alar Karis who has recently arrived in Riga.

Instead the meeting will be handled by the speaker of the Latvian Parliament Ināra Mūrniece, while the talks between the two presidents themselves will be delayed.

The Latvian President was among the first leaders to get vaccinated and use it to encourage others to follow his lead.