Monkeys have attacked a lab assistant, taking off with Coronavirus samples.
NewsOne Nigeria reports that a gang of monkeys have attacked a laboratory assistant and escaped with a batch of coronavirus test samples in India.
This online news medium understands that weird incident saw the troop of primates launch their assault near Meerut Medical College in Delhi, India. The monkeys then snatched Coronavirus (COVID-19) test samples from three patients and fled, according to local media,
According to the Times of India, one of the monkeys was later spotted in a tree, chewing one of the Coronavirus sample collection kits, adding that test samples from the patients had to be taken again. The report added that it is the latest example of the highly intelligent, red-faced rhesus macaques taking advantage of India’s nationwide lockdown to combat the spread of coronavirus.
While the monkeys have proved an increasing problem in urban areas of India in recent years, Coronavirus lockdown measures in the last two months have emboldened the monkeys. Reports in India have shown them congregating in parts of Delhi normally crowded with humans.