RIGA - It is not efficient to make decisions on Covid-19 restrictions via legislation because faster reaction is necessary in many cases, therefore more authority should be given to the government and local governments, said Latvian President Egils Levits in an interview with the Latvian public television today.
He said that parliament lawmakers are of different opinions about technical solutions in application of Covid-19 restrictions, even though the president believes that there has been enough time to understand that it is not possible to react fast with legislative amendments.
"The situation may change for better or for worse when fast changes are needed in restrictions. The Saeima is not able to react in its legislation process. Therefore, the Cabinet of Ministers and local governments should have more authority in it," the president said.
Levits said that on-site learning is priority and other regulations should be adapted accordingly. We cannot afford another year of distance learning, he said.