President’s office denies banning order on handicapped restaurant personnel

President Miloš Zeman’s spokesman has categorically denied a report in the Právo newspaper that a restaurant had received instructions from Prague Castle that the president was not to be served at by any of its handicapped staff members. He said the report had been deliberately construed to damage the public image of the head of state. Jiří Ovčáček added that the president’s office had consulted with one of the handicapped persons working at the brewery restaurant about how the meal would proceed. Právo said staff were given some hours off but had to come back later to clean up.

Author: Chris Johnstone