Monkeys flee with COVID-19 samples in UP's Meerut


Lucknow, May 29: A troop of monkeys on Thursday took away three blood samples of patients collected for routine tests from lab technicians at Meerut Medical College.

The lab technician was carrying a number of blood samples when he was attacked by a troop of monkeys at the college premise.

The monkeys snatched and ran away reportedly three samples of the COVID-19 patients.

Monkeys run away with Corona test samples.

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This is a very serious alarm for authority and local administration as infection can spread from those samples.

The locals fear the spread of infection, however, S K Garg, Principal, Meerut Medical College says,"Samples taken away by monekys do not include COVID19 swab test samples".