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Latvia’s president tests positive for coronavirus

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Latvian President Egils Levits has tested positive for the coronavirus, his office announced on Thursday. The positive result was returned by a rapid test taken by Levits on Wednesday evening after coming back from a working visit to Sweden. A PCR test will now be carried out, said a spokesperson. Levits has postponed his scheduled meeting with Estonia’s new president Alar Karis on Thursday, who is in Riga for his inaugural visit to the neighbouring Baltic state. Karis is instead expected to meet with the Speaker of the Latvian Parliament Inara Murniece. In February, the 66-year-old Levits was…

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