President still in intensive care but recovering

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After undergoing heart surgery Latvia's president Raimonds Vējonis is showing signs of recovery at the intensive care unit of the Stradins University Hospital, reported LSM's Latvian-language service Friday afternoon.

Doctors noted there are positive tendencies in test results and checkup results, and that the president responds well to the decrease in the intensity of therapy.

The hospital informed that the recovery process both from the operation and the disease is going according to plan.

The President's Chancery announced that a dedicated team of doctors is discussing treatment results and strategies every day. 

The president's relatives said that he is feeling significantly better. President Vējonis is, in addition to undergoing physiotherapy, following the current events in the country and accepting close relatives' visits.

On January 20 Vējonis was operated on due to a sepsis infection in one of his heart valves, which was replaced with an artificial one. He has been recovering since.

There is no information on when Vējonis will be able to resume his presidential duties, which have been transferred to Saeima speaker Ināra Mūrniece (National Alliance) at the moment.

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