In Lány, the president should appoint a new Czech prime minister on Sunday morning.
PRAGUE. Czech President Miloš Zeman he was released on Saturday afternoon from Prague’s Central Military Hospital (ÚVN), where he was transferred on Thursday evening after having tested positive for coronavirus. Nova TV reported that the president was fired around 3.30 pm.
Zeman, who does not show any symptoms of covid, will return to the castle in Lány, where he will remain in accordance with the applicable rules in 14-day isolation.
It will be cared for by employees from the private care service Senior Home Group.
In Lány, the president should appoint ODP chairman Petr Fiala as the new Czech prime minister on Sunday morning. It is not yet clear what form the whole appointment will take place – given Zeman’s quarantine. However, preparations for Sunday’s ceremony are continuing, according to the president’s office.
According to the Minister of Health Adam Vojtěch, it could also take place at a distance.
Zeman’s spokesman first stated that the appointment act would take place on Sunday at 11:00 am at the castle in Lány “in compliance with the valid hygienic-epidemiological measures”.
However, the chief hygienist of the Czech Republic, Pavla Svrčinová, disagreed, insisting that no exception to the prescribed 14-day isolation is possible, even in the case of asymptomatic patients.
However, the head of the president’s medical council, Tomáš Zima, expressed the conviction that there are ways in which Zeman can appoint Fiala without violating the applicable measures.
Miloš Zeman was first released from ÚVN, where he was hospitalized on October 10 in connection with a chronic illness, on Thursday morning. However, he was taken there again the same evening after a coronavirus infection. He allegedly became infected by one of the nurses. If this did not happen, the appointment of Viola would take place on Friday.