Prime Minister Andrej Babiš has said he will fire Prymula if he refuses to resign after an "inexcusable" mistake saw him photographed leaving a restaurant that should have been closed after new Covid-19 rules were introduced.
"There's no other solution than his resignation from the post", Babis said. "It should not have occurred".
The Czech daily tabloid, Blesk, claims Prymula also failed to wear a mask while in his chauffeur-driven ministerial auto.
The sin has touched the nation, that was hard-hit from the outbreak. At Prymula's request, the government has approved tight restrictions to slow the surge that is threatening the entire health system.
The junior government coalition party, the Social Democrats, joined the opposition to demand Mr Prymula's resignation, calling his behaviour "absolutely unacceptable". He said he had been invited to the restaurant for meeting with a hospital director and entered the restaurant through a private entrance and wore a mask once he was in his vehicle.
"I haven't broken anything", he said.
Prymula said that he does not intend on resigning.
Prymula became health minister on September 12, and he imposed a series of tough regulations in attempts to slow the steep rise of infections. Pubs, restaurants and restaurants have been shut, in addition to theaters, cinemas, zoos and several different locations. Professional sports competitions are banned.
The meeting took place just hours after Prymula announced the latest series of regulations, including a limit on movement and the closure of many stores.
Prymula stated the health system could fall approximately November 10 when the steps were not taken, Prymula explained.
The day-to-day increase of new confirmed cases reached 14,151 on Thursday, the second biggest after a record of nearly 15,000 set a day earlier. As of Friday, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control reports over the past two weeks, the Czech Republic has led the continent with 1,148 cases per 100,000 people.
The amount of individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 is 4, respectively 777, together with 735 in severe illness. The number of cases has also been surging in Belgium, which has reported about 867 new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents in the past fourteen days. 81 brand new instances a week 100,000 individuals on October 7 to 92.