PRAGUE – Health minister resigns

Czech health minister Adam Vojtěch stepped down on Monday (21 September) after three years in office and was immediately replaced by epidemiologist Roman Prymula who led the country’s Central Crisis Staff in spring and had, prior to his nomination, suggested that a return to a state of emergency should be considered.

“I want to create a new space for the resolution of the coronavirus crisis,” said Vojtěch, who resigned as the Czech Republic entered its second wave a few days ago and is now recording more than 2,000 new cases per day.

While the Czech Republic managed the pandemic quite well in spring, it has, since the start of September, been suffering from a sharp rise in new COVID-19 cases.

(Aneta Zachová |

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