Prague (AP) – Czech President Milos Zeman was hospitalized late Thursday after he was discharged after more than a month of treatment for an unspecified illness, just hours after he tested positive for COVID. Tested positive for -19.
The presidential office said Zeman was tested after arriving at his official residence in Prague’s West Lani in the afternoon. His official event was postponed, and it was unclear whether Zeman would be able to be sworn in as the country’s new prime minister, as scheduled on Friday – a procedure already in place due to his previous hospitalization. was delayed.
,Zeman was set to be sworn in as the country’s new prime minister earlier last month by the election-winning coalition leader Petr Fiala.,
He was discharged from the Prague Military Hospital earlier in the day.
Zeman, 77, was taken to hospital on October 10, a day after the election to the lower house of parliament, to be treated in the intensive care unit. His condition was attributed to an unspecified chronic illness.
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The hospital said on Thursday it would prefer Zaman to remain hospitalised, but accepted its decision to leave because of “significant improvement” in his condition.
The President had planned to recover in LAN.
Zeman is a heavy smoker and drinker who suffers from diabetes. He has trouble walking and is using a wheelchair.
As president, Zeman has a key role in establishing a new government after the election. On Friday, he was scheduled to take the oath of office of Petr Fiala, the leader of the election-winning coalition, as the country’s new prime minister.
A three-party, liberal-conservative coalition known as Together, made up of the Civic Democratic Party, Christian Democrats and the Top 09 Party, led the election with 27.8% of the vote.
Together they teamed up with a liberal coalition made up of the Pirate Party and Stan – a group of mayors and independent candidates – who came in third with 15.6%.
The new partnership will capture 108 seats in the 200-seat lower house of the Czech parliament, ousting the movement of populist Prime Minister Ledi Babi and his centrist ANO, or yes, the opposition.
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The five parties have signed an agreement to govern together. It was not immediately clear when Zeman might appoint Fiala and his entire government.