Following Trump’s comments, the U.S. emergency hotlines witnessed a sudden surge in calls inquiring about injecting disinfectant into a sick person’s lungs.
Maryland officials have already issued an order barring every citizen from injecting or ingesting any disinfectant.
ALERT🚨: We have received several calls regarding questions about disinfectant use and #COVID19.
This is a reminder that under no circumstances should any disinfectant product be administered into the body through injection, ingestion or any other route.
— Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MDMEMA) (@MDMEMA) April 24, 2020
Maryland Emergency Management Agency also revealed on Twitter, that it has received numerous calls from people seeking clarification regarding the disinfectant as a means to prevent COVID-19.
New York City too reported a similar stream of incoming calls.
New York Poison Control Center has revealed that it has already received 30 calls related to Lysol and other household cleaning products.