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Monkeys Attack Lab Technician And Steal COVID-19 Blood Samples

by | May 30, 2020

A group of monkeys attacked a lab technician in India and stole the blood samples of four coronavirus patients.

The technician was walking with the COVID-19 infected blood at a medical college in Meerut when the animals launched their attack.

“Monkeys grabbed and fled with the blood samples of four COVID-19 patients who are undergoing treatment…we had to take their blood samples again” said Dr S. K. Garg, an employee at the college.

The attack has concerned local residents who are said to fear the spread of the virus if the monkeys spill the blood samples.

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Local residents are fearful that the monkeys might spill the samples (Sonis Photography/Shutterstock.com)

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COVID-19 In India

India has recorded 165,799 cases of COVID-19 so far, with at least 4,706 deaths.

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi imposed a strict three-week lockdown in the country — which has a population of 1.3 billion people — on March 24. The measures have since been extended multiple times, and are currently set to expire tomorrow.

“To Save India”

“There will be a total ban on venturing out of your homes” Modi said to the entire country.

“To save India, to save its every citizen, you, your family…every street, every neighbourhood is being put under lockdown.”

The Prime Minister also said that those in violation of the lockdown rules could face up to two years in prison and heavy fines.

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