Czech President Back in Hospital After Month-long Stay; But Now With COVID-19

Just hours after Czech president, President Milos Zeman was discharged from the Prague military hospital following more than a month’s treatment for an unspecified illness, he was readmitted after he tested positive for COVID-19.

Zeman, 77, was rushed to the hospital on October 10 to be treated in a intensive care unit. His condition was attributed to an unspecified chronic disease. Zeman is known to be a heavy smoker and consimer of alcohol and he suffers fromdiabetes. He has been using a wheelchair to get around.

As president, Zeman has a key role in establishing a new government. He had been on schedule to swear in Petr Fiala, the leader of a coalition that won the election, as the country’s new prime minister. It is uncertain whether he will be able to fulfill that duty or not.