Am I watching too much sci-fi and thriller movies on Netflix that I have to encounter a news today that tells of monkeys stealing coronavirus blood samples?
Just like the event was ripped off from a scary novel but this thing actually happened where a troop of monkeys in India attacked a medical official and snatched away blood samples of patients who had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, authorities reported.
Is this Planet of the Apes happening IRL?
I hope this is a hoax. The attack occurred last week when a laboratory technician was walking in the campus of a state-run medical college in Meerut, 460 km (285 miles) north of Lucknow, capital of Uttar Pradesh state.
“Monkeys grabbed and fled with the blood samples of four COVID-19 patients who are undergoing treatment … we had to take their blood samples again,” said Dr S. K. Garg, a top official at the college.
What do these monkeys going to do with thise blood samples? Are they gonna drink it? Inject it to themselves? Is this where the zombie apocalypse going to start?
I’m sorry, I just can’t help thinking of these scenarios because of what’s happening in our world then this news. WTF?!
Authorities said they were not clear if the monkeys had spilled the blood samples, but people living near the leafy campus feared further spread of the virus if the monkeys carried the samples into residential areas.
Garg said it was not clear if the monkeys could contract the coronavirus if they came into contact with infected blood.
“No evidence has been found that monkeys can contract the infection,” Garg told Reuters.
India has had 165,799 cases of the coronavirus and 4,706 deaths.
Monkeys have been increasingly straying into human settlements in India and causing disturbances, even attacking people. Environmentalists say the destruction of natural habitat is the main reason the animals move into urban areas in search of food.