Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis was moved between hospitals in Riga as concerns over his health continued.
After being admitted to Riga Eastern Clinical University Hospital last week with an apparent viral infection, his office said the President was continuing to work from his bed.
However during the next days an update said Vējonis had been transferred to Paul Stradins Clinical University hospital “for further investigations and treatment to prevent a further risk of infection.”
In a development likely to cause some concern to the public, Presidential powers were “temporarily transferred” to parliamentary speaker Ināra Mūrniece, the President’s office said, so that “all [his] energy can be devoted to recovery.”
In Latvia, the Saeima speaker deputises for the President whenever he or she is unable to execute his official functions.
The public would be updated with “relevant information” about Vējonis’ state of health as necessary, the statement said, before wishing him a speedy recovery.