On Saturday, Czech President Milosz Zeman left the Central Military Hospital (CVN) in Prague. He is currently in a residence in nearby Lany, where he is to appoint a new prime minister on Sunday. Zeman tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday.
Due to the SARS-CoV-2 infection confirmed on Thursday, the president is required to remain in isolation for 14 days. According to Pavla Svrchinova, the head of the hygiene and epidemic services, these are also the recommendations of the attending physician, director of CVN Miroslav Zavoral. Svrczinova, and later the Minister of Health, Adam Vojtiech, emphasized on Thursday that there are no exceptions to this obligation.
Zeman tests positive for coronavirus
Their assessments are related to the appointment ceremony of the new Czech prime minister, Petr Fiala, the chairman of the right-wing Civic Democratic Party (ODS), announced on Sunday. On Saturday, Svrchinova said that the future prime minister’s direct contact with the president would only be possible if Fiala was a member of the medical staff or a member of the president’s family. In her opinion, it may be possible to completely separate two people with glass. For now, it is not known what the final hygienic and sanitary measures will look like during the Sunday ceremony.
For Zeman, Saturday’s trip from CVN to his residence in Lanach, some 35 kilometers away, was the second in the last few days.
On Thursday, the president was released from the hospital at his own request after 46 nights spent in intensive care, among others. Upon his arrival at the residence, he was tested positive for COVID-19, and the head of state returned to the care of doctors.
Zeman had no clinical signs of infection. He was given monoclonal antibodies and kept under observation for two nights.
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