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Monkeys Steal Coronavirus Patient Blood Samples From Lab Tech In India

Added 05-29-20 02:16:02pm EST - “Eyewitnesses reportedly saw one of the monkeys chewing on a sample collection kit at the top of a tree.” - Huffpost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Huffpost.com: “Monkeys Steal Coronavirus Patient Blood Samples From Lab Tech In India”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

It sounds bananas, but authorities in India say a troop of monkeys attacked a medical official and stole blood samples belonging to patients who had tested positive for the coronavirus.

Earlier this week, a lab technician at a state-run medical college in Meerut was walking across campus when some rhesus macaques converged on him.

The monkeys then snatched away blood samples that the lab tech was carrying that came from four COVID-19 patients who are undergoing treatment, according to Reuters.

Eyewitnesses reported seeing a monkey chewing on one of the sample collection kits while sitting at the top of a tree, according to India.com.

In addition, the monkeys left parts of the stolen kits scattered on the ground, concerning local officials.

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