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Latvia will allow unvaccinated MPs to enter session hall only with tests

Latvia will allow unvaccinated MPs to enter session hall only with tests

On Tuesday, the Council of Presidium and factions of the Latvian Saeima unanimously decided that deputies who have not been vaccinated against  and COVID-19 disease will be allowed to participate in sessions only with a negative test result.

This is reported by the ERR portal.

According to the chairman of the Sejm, Inara Murniece, the decision was made by legal experts and epidemiologists.

The test is provided as an inclusive approach that will allow all deputies to participate in meetings.

As previously reported, experts interviewed by the Saeima noted that the Latvian Constitution does not prohibit requiring MPs to undergo  testing in order to work in the parliament building.

Most MPs already have COVID certificates, i.e. have passed or completed a full course of vaccination. However, some MPs do not yet have this document.

Main sessions of the Sejm are scheduled from September 2.



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