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Concern As Gangster Monkeys Snatch COVID-19 Test Samples From Patients

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Concern As Gangster Monkeys Snatch COVID-19 Test Samples From Patients In Delhi India

Some monkeys reportedly attacked a laboratory assistant and escaped with a batch of coronavirus test samples.

According to the Times of India, the strange incident saw the troop of primates launch their assault near Meerut Medical College in Delhi, India.

The animals then snatched COVID-19 test samples 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.

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 they have proved an increasing problem in urban areas of the country in recent years, lockdown measures in the last two months have emboldened the monkeys.

Reports have shown them congregating in parts of Delhi normally crowded with humans.

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  1. D Hunter

    June 1, 2020 at 8:34 AM

    MONKEYS In Nigeria are wiser. While India Monkeys are busy snatching blood samples, Nigerian Monkeys are snatching N70Million. Lols.

    I take a stroll…

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