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Czech President Milos Zeman was sent to hospital after testing positive for Covid-19. The test came hours after his release from a healthcare facility, where he spent about six weeks due to an undisclosed diagnosis.

The hospitalization of the 77-year-old official was announced Thursday evening by the Czech presidency. Zeman was taken to the Central Military Hospital (UVN) after testing positive for the coronavirus during the presidential retreat in Lany, outside the country’s capital, Prague.


“The president’s program will be suspended pending treatment of the Covid-19”, Zeman’s office said in a statement.

Zeman was released from the UVN earlier today, after spending about six weeks there. The president was initially hospitalized on October 10 and placed in an intensive care unit, where he remained for most of his stay at the facility.

Although no diagnosis has been officially confirmed, local media reported that Zeman’s extended stay at the UVN was due to liver disease. The presidency offered little details on the matter, saying only that he was being treated for a chronic illness.

Regarding his positive Covid-19 test, 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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