Three Saeima deputies barred from entering the Saeima

97 Saeima deputies have submitted their Covid-19 vaccination certificates to the parliament’s Mandates, Ethics and Submissions Committee, which means they are permitted to participate in meetings of the parliament and its committees, according to the report submitted by the Ethics Committee to the Saeima on Tuesday, 16 November.
According to this report, three Saeima deputies are barred from entering the parliament building and taking part in meetings – Jānis Ādamsons, Romāns Naudiņš and Jūlija Stepaņenko. They have failed to present a valid Covid-19 vaccination/recovery certificate, negative test result or a notice from a medical council or specialist on postponing vaccination.
It should be mentioned that Jānis Ādamsons remains under arrest, as he is suspected of espionage.
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Temporary requirements for Saeima and municipal deputies were imposed in order to ensure proper functioning of state and municipal councils during the Covid-19 pandemic, promote trust in the government’s implemented Covid-19 prevention policy and demonstrate solidarity with other state and municipal institutions.