Former president and health minister to receive fine for not wearing face mask

Former Czech president Václav Klaus will have to pay a fine of CZK 3,000 for not wearing a mask in public and therefore breaking government coronavirus measures, the Prague Hygiene Office has ruled according to Czech Television reports. Mr. Klaus, who is a strong critic of wide ranging coronavirus measures, was seen not wearing a mask when attending the celebrations of the Velvet Revolution.

The same fine will also have to be paid by the former health minister, Roman Prymula, and the chairman of the ANO party deputies club, Jaroslav Faltýnek, who were photographed while attending a meeting in a restaurant that should have been closed and not wearing masks as they left the establishment in late October, during the height of the second wave of COVID-19. The scandal cost Mr. Prymula his office.