Trump ends COVID-19 briefing abruptly after disinfectant backlash

Trump faces criticism over suggestion that disinfectants can be used to treat COVID-19.

Donald Trump has abruptly ended his daily coronavirus briefing, as the White House attempts to contain the fallout from his earlier comments on how to treat the disease.

On Thursday, Trump raised the possibility of injecting disinfectant into patients.

Manufacturers, doctors and government agencies rushed out warnings against consuming disinfectants like bleach.

Trump claims he was being sarcastic.


Al Jazeera’s Rosiland Jordan reports.