Uttar Pradesh, May 29: In a bizarre incident, few monkeys attacked a lab technician, who was carrying blood test samples of patients collected for routine tests. However, the video of the incident went viral on social media claiming that the troop of monkeys ran away with COVID-19 test samples. This created fear and panic in the area among people about the chances of infection being spread rapidly.
However, according to an ANI update, SK Garg, Principal, Meerut Medical College mentioned that the samples taken away by monkeys do not include coronavirus swab test samples. The monkeys after snatching the test samples ran on the top of a tree. India Records Highest Single Day Spike of 7,466 COVID-19 Cases And 175 Deaths in Past 24 Hours.
Monkeys Take Away Blood Sample & Not COVID-19 Swabs, Clarifies Principal, Meerut Medical College:
Meerut: A troop of monkeys took away blood samples of some patients collected for routine tests, from lab technicians at Meerut Medical College, earlier today. SK Garg, Principal,Meerut Medical College says,"Samples taken away by monekys do not include #COVID19 swab test samples" pic.twitter.com/neB8o0maZ4
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 29, 2020
Monkeys run away with test samples, Watch Video:
#Breaking | Bizarre incident in Meerut: Monkeys run away with Corona test samples, locals fear the spread of infection.
Details by TIMES NOW’s Amir Haque. pic.twitter.com/9VrcIn3mqg
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) May 29, 2020
The total number of coronavirus cases in UP has increased to 7170. A total of 197 people have died so far in the state. The country is in the middle of the fourth phase of the coronavirus lockdown which will end of May 31, which is a Sunday. Speculations are rife that there will be another extension to the lockdown. India recorded the highest single-day spike of 7,466 cases and 175 deaths in the past 24 hours on Friday morning.
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