Sky News reports:
A gang of monkeys attacked a laboratory assistant and escaped with a batch of coronavirus blood test samples, it has been reported. The bizarre incident saw the troop of primates launch their assault near Meerut Medical College in Delhi, India.
According to local media, the animals then snatched COVID-19 blood test samples that had been taken from three patients and fled. One of the monkeys was later spotted in a tree chewing one of the sample collection kits, the Times of India reported – adding that test samples from the patients had to be taken again.
People have been advised not to feed the monkeys while the pandemic continues, with experts suggesting doing so could cause the virus to mutate and infect primates.
Sorry my apocalyptic hellscape bingo card is all full up https://t.co/5U10GNzEoq
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Pretty sure ’28 Days Later’ (2002) started like this…https://t.co/4BL0JfNZvv
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Terrifying footage shows gang of monkeys ‘attack’ scientist and escape with coronavirus samples https://t.co/nDLnazyLa5
— The Independent (@Independent) May 29, 2020
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