Coronavirus: Dettol maker says disinfectant should not be ingested ‘under any circumstances’ after Trump comment

The maker of Dettol has announced its product should not be ingested “under any circumstances” after Donald Trump proposed tests should be carried out to see if COVID-19 patients could be injected with disinfectant.

In a statement, RB said since the US president’s remarks it had been asked if “internal administration of disinfectants” could be used to treat coronavirus patients.

“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 (through injection, ingestion or any other route).

“As with all products, our disinfectant and hygiene products should only be used as intended and in line with usage guidelines. Please read the label and safety information.”

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