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Dettol issues statement warning people to not to inject it after Donald Trump comments

Disinfectants should not be injected or consumed under any circumstances!

Top household disinfectant brands in the UK and US, Dettol and Lysol, have issued a statement cautioning against the use of their cleaning products to treat coronavirus ‘in no circumstances’ after the US President Donald Trump claimed that disinfectant could be used to weaken the disease.

The US president is being condemned after he suggested it would be “interesting to check” whether a disinfectant injection could help combat coronavirus.

On Thursday, during his White House press conference, POTUS said that the researchers were looking at the effects of disinfectants on Covid-19.

His scientific advisor and coronavirus response coordinator, Dr. Deborah Birx, was left stunned when the president said, “I see the disinfectant where it knocks it out in a minute. One minute. And is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside or almost a cleaning?”.

Reckitt Benckiser (RB), the British owner of Dettol and Lysol, issued am statement on Friday to discourage “improper use” of household cleaning supplies and disinfectants.

“Due to recent speculation and social media activity, RB (the makers of Lysol and Dettol) has been asked whether internal administration of disinfectants may be appropriate for investigation or use as a treatment for coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2),” read the statement.

“As a global leader in health and hygiene products, we must be clear that under no circumstance should our disinfectant products be administered into the human body.”

The RB statement further added that all its products should only be used as intended and according to usage guidelines.

Meanwhile, many took to social media to respond to the comments made by the US President:

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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