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Suppliers have been selling bleach as a remedy for coronavirus during the pandemic, a BBC investigation found.

Secret recordings of two sellers revealed potentially dangerous mixtures were being touted as a way to treat people with Covid-19.

One claimed her sales had increased following comments made by US President Donald Trump about the potential use of disinfectant as a treatment.

She told the BBC her “health-related products” did not cause harm.

Ann Gilman from near Holland Park in west London was one of the sellers exposed by the BBC undercover investigation.

She sold researchers, who were posing as having relatives who had contracted the virus, bottles of sodium chlorite and hydrochloric acid, which were labeled as Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS).

They were told to combine the products to form a bleach-based solution which they should use for three weeks as a remedy against the virus.

“When it goes brown and smelly, after about 30 seconds put some water in it and drink it. Like a shot of whisky or something,” Ms. Gylman said.

In April, President Trump was heavily criticized by medical professionals after he suggested injecting disinfectant to treat coronavirus.

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He later told reporters he took no responsibility for a spike in calls in the US about taking disinfectant and had been speaking “sarcastically”.When asked about the US president’s comments, Ms. Gylman said: “He’s intelligent and he cares.”He knows the monopoly. He understands the monopoly that the pharmaceutical industry has had selling drugs and making people sick”We were very famous before Trump. What Trump is doing for us, he will stop the media harassing us.”IMAGE COPYRIGHT YOUTUBE Image captioning Gilman claimed her sales increased after comments made by the US president about disinfectant