December 24, 2019 / 2:41 AM / a month ago

Brazil's Bolsonaro goes to hospital after fall, no injuries detected

FILE PHOTO: Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro looks on as he leaves the Alvorada Palace in Brasilia, Brazil December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado/File Photo

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro fell at his presidential residence in the capital Brasilia on Monday and was taken to a hospital for a scan, according to a statement.

The scan found no evidence of any problems, the president’s office said in a statement.

Bolsonaro will remain in the armed forces’ hospital under observation for 6-12 hours, the statement said.

Reporting by Gabriel Stargardter; Editing by Sandra Maler

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