Kosovo's parliament has toppled the country's government in a no-confidence vote, throwing the Western Balkan nation into political turmoil even as it struggles along with the rest of the world to battle the coronavirus epidemic.
It is not clear how the political impasse will be resolved as elections can not be held because of the pandemic.
Doctors have warned that without clear direction, the disease could overwhelm Kosovo's underfunded health system.
Kosovo has reported 71 coronavirus cases.
With street protests banned because of a lockdown, residents in the capital Pristina have been banging pots and pans from their balconies to vent their frustration at the squabbling.
Before the parliamentary session began, one citizen breached partial lockdown orders to raise a banner at the entrance that read: "The most risky pandemic in Kosovo is politics".
The partnership quickly broke down with the junior partner in the coalition, the centre-right LDK, initiating the motion after weeks of tension with Prime Minister Albin Kurti, leader of the left-wing Vetevendosje party.
The LDK has been at loggerheads with Mr Kurti for several weeks but the final straw came when the prime minister sacked LDK minister Agim Veliu.
Veliu had criticized the prime minister for not declaring a state of emergency amid the coronavirus pandemic. Mr Kurti insisted that such a move was not justified.
A 12-hour long debate on the no-confidence vote culminated in a vote of 82 in favour, 32 against and one abstention. The LDK leader Arben Gashi said this effectively ended the coalition because his party was not consulted first.
Serbia refuses to recognize Kosovo's 2008 declaration of independence.
For weeks Washington has been putting huge pressure on Mr Kurti to drop a tariff on Serbian goods that is now the main obstacle to the negotiations. Even after the US suspended some 50 million USA dollars in economic aid in anger, Kurti has agreed only to gradually lift measure, and has made clear he doesn't want Thaci in charge of talks with Serbia.