Monkeys in India attacked medic, stole coronavirus tests

Source : 112 Ukraine

The incident occurred in laboratory of State Medical College of Meerut
12:41, 30 May 2020

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A flock of monkeys attacked a doctor in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and stole blood samples from people who discovered a coronavirus from the laboratory, as Reuters reports.

The incident occurred in the laboratory of the State Medical College of Meerut.

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"The monkeys captured the blood samples of four people from COVID-19, who are being treated, and disappeared ... we had to take blood samples from people again," the college representative said.

The news agency notes that monkeys in India often cause difficulty sneaking into residential areas and sometimes attacking people. The reason is the destruction of their natural foci due to increased urban development.

As of May 29, in India, almost 166,000 people were sick or suffered from coronavirus disease. More than 4,700 died.

As we reported before, Scientists at Japan’s Chiba University plotted the trajectory of the virus across the world and said they noticed stark regional disparities.

“That means we need to take into consideration regional differences first, before analyzing what policies and other factors are affecting the spread of infection in any given country,”  Akihiro Hisaka head of the university’s Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences said.

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