Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro admitted to hospital



President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro reacts during the announcement of a simpler access to social welfare in Brasilia, Brazil, November 30, 2021. /CFP

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro was admitted to hospital early Monday morning for probable intestinal obstruction, local media reported.

The 66-year-old was being examined to see if surgery might be necessary, Bolsonaro's doctor Antonio Luiz Macedo told the news website UOL from the Bahamas.

Bolsonaro has been hospitalized several times since he was stabbed during his presidential campaign in 2018.

In July 2021, he was taken to Vila Nova Star due to an intestinal blockage after suffering from chronic hiccups.

(With input from Reuters)