Czech folk singer dies, son claims she intentionally caught Covid

Czech folk singer Hana Horka.

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Czech folk singer Hana Horka.

A popular Czech folk singer has died after catching Covid-19 in a bid to get a health pass without getting vaccinated.

Hana Horka, 57, was not vaccinated and previously posted that she was recovering after testing positive for the virus. The BBC reports that her son, Jan Rek, said she was infected when he and his father, both vaccinated, caught the virus.

Radio Prague International reported that Rek said his mother refused to be vaccinated and wanted to gain immunity by contracting the disease.

“She was supposed to stay away from us, but she decided to stay home with us as normal, preferring to go through the disease rather than get vaccinated,” he said.

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In the Czech Republic, proof of vaccination or recent infection is required to be allowed to enter many public places.

A few days before his death, Horka posted: “I survived… It was intense. So now there will be the theatre, the sauna, a concert… and an urgent trip to the sea.”

His son blamed Horka’s death on the local anti-vax movement.

“I know exactly who influenced her… It makes me sad that she believes strangers more than her own family,” Rek said.

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