Czech President Milos Zeman has been sent to hospital after testing positive for COVID-19. The test came hours after he was discharged from a health facility, where he spent nearly six weeks because of an unknown diagnosis.
The Czech Presidency announced the hospitalization of the 77-year-old officer late Thursday. Zeman was taken to the Central Military Hospital (UVN) after testing positive for the coronavirus at the presidential retreat in Lani outside the country’s capital, Prague.
“The President’s program will be postponed pending treatment for COVID-19,” Zeman’s office said in a statement.
After spending about six weeks there, Zeman was discharged from UVN earlier in the day. The president was originally admitted to the hospital on October 10 and placed in an intensive care unit, where he remained for most of his term at the facility.
Although no diagnosis has been officially confirmed, local media reported that Zeman’s long stay at UVN was due to a liver condition. The Presidency offered little explanation on the issue, saying only that he had been treated for a chronic illness.
With regard to his positive test for Covid-19, the President has reportedly shown no symptoms of the disease. According to local media, he had previously been vaccinated against the virus at least three times.
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