Dettol And Zoflora Forced To Issue Urgent Warnings After Donald Trump Coronavirus Statement
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Leading disinfectant brands Dettol and Zoflora have both been forced to respond to Donald Trump's suggestion that they could somehow kill coronavirus if injected into the body.
Yes, you did read that correctly.
The US President made the remarks during a press briefing earlier today, and has since been widely criticised for spreading false and dangerous medical information.
In the midst of the scandal, both brands even begun to trend on Twitter, as people widely mocked his suggestion.
Now, they have both been forced to speak out and clarify that they certainly shouldn't be injected into the human body.
With a slight hint of shade, Zoflora wrote: "While it's nice to be trending on Twitter, we would like to remind you all that Zoflora is NOT for human consumption in any way, despite what certain world leaders may be suggesting. Stay safe guys!"
They posted their comment alongside a GIF of the president, just in case people didn't get the reference.
While it's nice to be trending on Twitter, we would like to remind you all that Zoflora is NOT for human consumption in any way, despite what certain world leaders may be suggesting :eyes:
Stay safe guys! pic.twitter.com/PnstC2QH2P
- Zoflora (@LoveZoflora) April 24, 2020
Dettol issued a statement, too. The company wrote: "Due to recent speculation and social media activity, RB has been asked whether internal administration of disinfectants may be appropriate for investigation or use as a treatment for coronavirus.
"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)."
Got that, everyone?
It comes after Trump also suggested hitting the body with a "very powerful" ultra-violet light to cure COVID-19.
He later claimed that disinfectant's qualities to "knock out" coronavirus on surfaces in a minute might hold the answer to all our issues.
"Is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside or almost a cleaning? It'd be interesting to check that," he said.
As unbelievable and funny as the suggestion may be on the surface, here at Tyla we just want to reiterate that investing any disinfectant would be incredibly dangerous. The only way you should be using yours is as directed on the product label.
Stay safe, and don't inject Zoflora. Even Mrs Hinch doesn't love it *that* much.
Topics: Coronavirus, Donald Trump