26. 11. 2021 06:11 | PRAGUE / TASR
The head of state has an asymptomatic course so far.
Czech President Milos Zeman coronavirus allegedly infected a positively tested employee of the presidential office who was in contact with him. This was stated in an interview for the iDNES.cz news server by Boris Šťastný, an expositioner and director of Senior Home Group, which took over the health care of Zeman.
Šťastný added that the Senior Home Group, which is part of the Penta Hospitals group, tested at the presidential residence in Lány all persons who were to come into contact with the president after his return from the hospital. According to him, it was a more sensitive antigen test, which is performed so-called. semi-quantitative sampling.
Based on this test, positivity was captured in one of the employees of the presidential office, who had been in contact with Zeman in the previous days. Later, she also performed more accurate PCR tests on this employee, as well as on the president, which also came out positive.
“As part of the regime’s measures, we tested everyone who should come into contact with the President using an antigen test, and already in the morning, even before his arrival, we discovered one positive catch in Lány. We tested the President’s method by PCR in the afternoon and his test was positive, although he was absolutely asymptomatic, “he described the situation for the daily Právo Šťastný.
Czech President Zeman was taken back to the Central Military Hospital (ÚVN) in Prague on Thursday after he was found to be infected with a coronavirus. He was released from it only on Thursday morning after spending the past 46 days in it. According to ÚVN spokeswoman Jitka Zinkeová, the president was given monoclonal antibodies and will remain in the hospital for observation. It is not yet clear when they will release him.