Donald Trump’s bleach comments see a surge in New York poison control and emergency calls

USA President Donald Trump’s comments bleach could be possible cure for coronavirus has led to more than 100 calls to Maryland’s state’s emergency hotline. 

Most of the calls to the Maryland Emergency Management Agency were reportedly asking about using household detergents.

The agency tweeted: “This is a reminder that under no circumstances should any disinfectant product be administered into the body through injection, ingestion or any other route.”

The New York Poison Control Centre which is a subagency of the city’s Health Department has also received more calls than normal since Trump’s comments.

New York City Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot tweeted on Friday: “To be clear, disinfectants are not intended for ingestion either by mouth, by ears, by breathing them in any way, shape or form.

“Doing so can put people at great risk.”

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Lizzie Day

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