Government must discuss the need for vaccination of teachers, social workers and medical staff - Levits

  • 2021-09-02
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - The Cabinet of Ministers must discuss and decide separately on the issue of the need to vaccinate teachers, social workers and medical staff, President Egils Levits said in his address at the first sitting of the autumn session of the Saeima today.

The President emphasized that the Saeima should allow to decide on the necessary restrictions in a decentralized manner at the level of schools and institutions, taking into account the spread of Covid-19 in the specific place. He pointed out that this time the economy could not restricted as much as it was before, but the exception to this condition would be hospital overcrowding with Covid-19 patients.

Levits positively assessed that the Saeima has resumed work in person, as is due to the constitutional body or constitutional institution. The most important activities of the 13th Saeima so far was to decide how best to protect human life, public health and safety, the President noted. This issue will be topical also in the final year of the 13th Saeima's term of office, according to the President.

Levits emphasized that the spread of Covid-19 is currently gaining ground in Latvia, so it is necessary to achieve a common vision in combating the disease. ''We have one common enemy - the Covid-19 virus,'' the President emphasized.

Levits thanked all the residents who have been vaccinated and are thinking about the health of their relatives and close ones. The President stated that the doubts on this issue are understandable, therefore no one should be excluded. He also thanked those who persuaded those who had doubts to vaccinate. The President emphasized that ensuring a wide vaccination coverage is a common cause for the whole nation.