President Zeman released from hospital, will appoint new PM Sunday

President Miloš Zeman was released from Prague’s Central Military Hospital on Saturday and returned to Lány chateau where he will receive home care provided by a private medical company.

The president spent the past six weeks in hospital getting treatment for an unspecified chronic illness. He was released on Thursday this week but was brought back within several hours after testing positive for Covid. The president is said to be without Covid symptoms but was given  preventive monoclonal antibody therapy due to his frail condition.

He is expected to appoint Petr Fiala of the Civic Democrats to the post of prime minister on Sunday. The Office of the President has said that in view of the president’s condition it is working to meet the required hygiene conditions. There is speculation that the appointment may have to take place online.