Health minister says he is ready to resign as soon as successor is found

Health Minister Roman Prymula says he is ready to resign as soon as there is a successor for the post.

Speaking on Czech Television, Mr. Prymula said he felt he had done no wrong in attending a private meeting in a closed restaurant, but did not want the affair to be misused by those denying the severity of the epidemic.

He said he would offer his successor whatever assistance was needed and wanted to remain part of the team fighting the virus.

He denied having any political ambitions and said the coronavirus epidemic in the Czech Republic had become a political issue ahead of next year’s parliamentary elections.