Saeima to hear epidemiologists and legal experts about resuming work in person in the fall

  • 2021-08-10
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Hoping to resume in-person work in the fall, Saeima will hear epidemiologists and legal experts on this matter, as Saeima Chairwoman Inara Murniece (National Alliance) told LETA.

The Saeima Presidium has asked several legal experts to present their opinions on this matter by 16 August: President Egils Levits' advisor on legal policy Janis Pleps, Latvian representative at international human rights institutions Kristine Lice, and Saeima Legal Affairs Bureau.

They will have to submit their opinions regarding the restrictions set by the Cabinet of Ministers and how they apply to Saeima, where each deputy represents the opinion of a part of the voters, Murniece explained.

The parliament will also hear epidemiologists' opinion on the Covid-19 incidence rates at which Saeima could work in person, as well as what epidemiological safety measures should be implemented, for instance, with regard to ventilation.

As reported, Saeima has been working remotely in the e-Saeima system for more than a year to limit the risk of Covid-19 spread.