Bolsonaro Is Discharged after Five Days in São Paulo Hospital

President had been hospitalized since Wednesday (14) for intestinal obstruction

São Paulo

President Bolsonaro was discharged this Sunday (18) after five days in an elite hospital in São Paulo, Vila Nova Star.

He arrived on Wednesday (14) with a diagnosis of intestinal obstruction. According to the medical bulletin, "He will continue with outpatient follow-up by the assistant medical team."

TOPSHOT - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro speaks during a press conferece at the Vila Nova Star Hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on July 18, 2021. (Photo by Miguel SCHINCARIOL / AFP) - AFP

Surgeon Antonio Macedo, Captain of the team that took care of the president, told reporters that Bolsonaro's digestive system is already working and that he would start a soft diet (which is eaten with a fork) after eating liquid diet (eaten with a spoon).

Macedo also recommended unfermented foods to avoid gas. Riding a motorcycle did not get the doctor's approval either. "No way." A fan of motorcycles, Bolsonaro must refrain from boarding one until he fully recovers, although Macedo has stressed that he is not "against motorcycles."

The president had been hospitalized for five days. He arrived on Wednesday morning (14) at the Armed Forces Hospital, in Brasília, complaining of abdominal pain. He was also coming from a bout of hiccups that lasted at least 11 days.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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