President moved to standard hospital room where he can receive visitors

President Miloš Zeman, who is getting treatment for a chronic illness in Prague’s Central Military Hospital, has been  moved to a standard room which will allow him to receive visitors. The president‘s agenda this week includes meetings in person with the outgoing prime minister, Andrej Babiš, and prime minister designate Petr Fiala, who is to present the head of state with a proposed line up of cabinet ministers. On Tuesday Mr. Zeman will receive the visiting Slovak head of state Zuzana Čaputová. The Czech head of state, who has been hospitalized since October 10, has said he will want to meet in person with all candidates for ministerial posts. All visits to the head of state will have to be approved by his chief physician and strict hygiene norms will have to be observed.