Official sources said that the President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, was admitted Wednesday morning to the Armed Forces Hospital in Brasilia due to an attack of hiccups and abdominal pain and must be under medical observation for 48 hours, not necessarily hospitalization.
The presidency said in a statement that the president will undergo tests “at the direction of his medical team” next Wednesday. To investigate his hiccups for about a week and “will remain for observation 24 to 48 hours, not necessarily in-hospital”.
“He is moving and having a good time,” the memo concluded, without further details, while the official agenda to be fulfilled for the day included a meeting with the presidents of the Senate, Rodrigo Pacheco; From the House of Representatives, Arthur Lyra, and the Supreme Court, Louis Fox, among other activities, were abolished.
The meeting, according to the media, was aimed at settling differences between the three powers, after Bolsonaro attacked the electronic voting system and defended the print vote for the 2022 elections, where he will seek re-election.
The head of state had also set a date for a meeting with the National Coordination Committee to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic and to launch a work program for secondary education.
Since Thursday last week, when Bolsonaro showed his program live via social networks, Bolsonaro demonstrated his hiccups, and in his subsequent public interventions he continued the symptoms.
Those close to the governor indicated that the governor also felt abdominal pain at dawn on Wednesday.
In September last year, the 65-year-old president of Brazil underwent surgery in Sao Paulo to remove a kidney stone.
In the past three years, Jair Bolsonaro has had five operations, four of them as a result of the assault he suffered in 2018, in the middle of the election campaign, when he was stabbed in the stomach by a mentally disturbed man. According to the authorities.
Bolsonaro was stabbed while being carried on the shoulders of a crowd of people at an election rally in the town of Juiz de Fora, in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais.
The assailant was arrested immediately after the attack, but was declared unquestionable, as the judge considered that he had no ability to respond to his actions due to his mental problems.
Last July, the far-right leader, one of the rulers most skeptical of the seriousness of the novel coronavirus, tested positive. from covid-19 and spent twenty isolated days in the Palacio de la Alvorada, his official residence in Brasilia, until he beat the disease.
Specifically, the Senate’s Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (CPI) analyzes the degree of responsibility of the Bolsonaro-led executive in managing the pandemic, which has so far left more than 535,000 deaths and 19.7 million confirmed cases in the country.