Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is doing better after he was rushed to the hospital on Monday morning. He was admitted with a bowel obstruction and showed improvement after a gastric tube was inserted, the government reports on the authority of the hospital in Sao Paulo.
Bolsonaro has no fever or abdominal pain.
The 66-year-old far-right politician was hospitalized for the second time in six months with abdominal pain on the night from Sunday to Monday. He had already been hospitalized for four days in July due to a bowel obstruction.
His government has now announced that the politician has already taken a short walk in the corridors of the hospital. The doctors are still checking whether another operation is needed.
Bolsonaro was stabbed in September 2018 during the election campaign. He was given a knife in the abdominal area. Since then, he has had to undergo at least four operations on the digestive system.
Brazil will hold presidential elections in October. Bolsonaro wants to run again for that.