UPDATED: President Vējonis hospitalized

President Raimonds Vējonis on Monday morning was admitted to Gailezers Hospital in Riga, reported LSM's Latvian-language service via LETA news agency.

The hospital confirmed to LETA that the president has been hospitalized, without however giving further information on the matter.

The State Chancery told LETA that Vējonis will not be participating in public events this week due to the illness.

At 11:30 a statement was released allaying growing public concern about the state of his health.

Vejonis was admited "to ensure the speediest possible recovery from a viral infection. Meanwhile, the President will continue to discharge his duties while in hospital, but will not take part in public events this week," it said.

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