The Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has decided to further postponing his trip to China on medical advice. This was reported in a statement by the presidency of Brazil. “President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was admitted to the Syrian-Lebanese hospital in Brasilia on March 23 with flu-like symptoms. After the clinical evaluation, a diagnosis of bacterial and viral bronchopneumonia due to influenza A was made and treatment was started", reads the note, which specifies that after today's re-evaluation and, despite the clinical improvement, the service doctor of the presidency of the Republic recommends postponing the trip to China.
Lula was supposed to embark for Beijing late Friday evening, but due to a mild pneumonia the departure was initially postponed to Sunday. However, despite the clinical improvement, the medical service of the presidency recommends postponing the trip. The postponement, we read, has already been communicated to the Chinese authorities, who have been asked to schedule the visit for a new date. Lula was supposed to hold a bilateral meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on March 28.
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