Drinking Sanitiser: Police conduct door-to-door campaign, find 235 addicts in Andhra Pradesh

First Published 4, Aug 2020, 1:13 PM

Last week, 16 people in Kurichedu Mandal died after consuming sanitiser in lieu of alcohol
 

<p>While many use sanitisers to keep away coronavirus, some have become addicted to drinking it<br />
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While many use sanitisers to keep away coronavirus, some have become addicted to drinking it
 

<p>Police in Andhra Pradesh said they have identified at least 235 persons who have become addicted to consuming hand sanitiser</p>

Police in Andhra Pradesh said they have identified at least 235 persons who have become addicted to consuming hand sanitiser

<p>But why are these people so addicted to the sanitiser? They say it is because of non-availability of alcohol<br />
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But why are these people so addicted to the sanitiser? They say it is because of non-availability of alcohol
 

<p>A week ago, 16 people in Kurichedu Mandal died after consuming sanitiser in lieu of alcohol</p>

A week ago, 16 people in Kurichedu Mandal died after consuming sanitiser in lieu of alcohol

<p>Police teams are going door-to-door to find out if people are consuming sanitiser due to the unavailability of alcohol</p>

Police teams are going door-to-door to find out if people are consuming sanitiser due to the unavailability of alcohol

<p>.Andhra Pradesh, among the fastest-growing states in the country in terms of COVID-19 patients, has a total of 1,66,586 cases</p>

.Andhra Pradesh, among the fastest-growing states in the country in terms of COVID-19 patients, has a total of 1,66,586 cases

<p>While 5,786 patients had recovered and have been discharged from hospitals across the state, another 63 succumbed to the pandemic in the last 24 hours</p>

While 5,786 patients had recovered and have been discharged from hospitals across the state, another 63 succumbed to the pandemic in the last 24 hours

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