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Czech health minister tests positive for COVID-19

November 28, 2021
File photo of Czech Health Minister Adam Vojtech.
File photo of Czech Health Minister Adam Vojtech.



PRAGUE — Czech Health Minister Adam Vojtech said Sunday he has tested positive for COVID-19.

In a tweet, the minister said he was not feeling well "from Friday to Saturday," and went for a PCR test on Saturday.

The test result was positive, he said, adding he would start a 14-day isolation.

"Thanks to the vaccination, I have a mild course and will work from home," Vojtech tweeted.

Earlier this week, Czech President Milos Zeman also tested positive for COVID-19. On Sunday, the president appointed Petr Fiala as the new prime minister at a socially-distanced ceremony at his residence in Lany, west of Prague, a day after he was discharged from hospital.

According to data from the Czech health ministry, the country has recorded more than 2.12 million COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic. — Agencies

November 28, 2021
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