New Delhi: Ten persons landed in hospital on Wednesday in Andhra Pradesh’s Chittoor district after consuming a home remedy suggested on a TikTok video to protect themselves from coronavirus. Also Read - UK Government Gives Green Light to Sport Behind Close Doors From June 1
Mistrusting a video on TikTok, two families in Alapalli village made a juice out of seeds of Datura Stramonium, a locally available weed with toxic properties, and drank it. Within minutes, they fell ill and were found in semi-conscious condition by their neighbours. Also Read - Fresh 20 Containment Zones Formed in Delhi in Last 24 Hours, Total Count Rises to 122 - Full List Here
They were rushed to the hospital where they received treatment and were subsequently discharged, the police said. Also Read - Tamil Nadu Extends Lockdown Till June 30 With Few Relaxations; India's COVID-19 Cases Surpass 1.73 Lakh | LIVE Updates
The local health authorities also took note of the incident and appealed to people not to follow unscientific remedies shown on any social media platform. The health officials noted that there is no vaccine or preventive drug for Covid-19 as of yet.
People should not believe in any video being circulated on social media offering home remedies for the dreaded virus, they said.
At least fifteen new cases of coronavirus have been reported in Andhra Pradesh since last night, taking the total number of infected to 329.
With inputs from agencies