President's infection under control - doctors

The infection due to which Latvia's president Raimonds Vējonis had to be operated on is now under control, Lāsma Sīle, representative of the Stradins University Hospital, told Latvian Television Wednesday.

The president is being treated at the cardiology ward, and he is regularly undergoing checkups, which now testify that the infection is under control.

Vējonis' condition has significantly improved in comparison to the time spent in the intensive care unit. 

Doctors said that the therapy requires the president to remain in the hospital, however Sīle wasn't able to say for how much longer Vējonis will have to stay there.

Vējonis is gradually resuming his presidential duties and following the events in the country.

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.

The nation has been very sympathetic to the president's disease, with get well wishes pouring out on social media. On February 2 the president's YouTube channel released a video with Vējonis thanking the people of Latvia for their ongoing support. 

Vējonis left intensive care on February 5.

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