Monkeys run away with samples of suspected Covid-19 patients in Meerut, trigger panic

Monkeys run away with samples of suspected Covid-19 patients in Meerut, trigger panic

In a bizarre incident, a troop of monkeys on Friday ran away with coronavirus test samples from Meerut Medical College in Uttar Pradesh .

A troop of monkeys attacked a lab technician who was carrying samples of suspected Covid-19 patients for testing and ran away after snatching three samples.

The incident occurred inside the premises of the Meerut Medical College. While doctors have again collected samples from the three patients, there's fear within the area because the suspected samples of Covid-19 patients are still with the monkeys.

A video of the whole incident has gone viral.

 spoke to a doctor at the Meerut Medical College, he said monkeys within the region are serial offenders and such incidents have occurred within the past.

In the viral video, one among the monkeys might be seen sitting on a tree and chewing the sample collection kit. The doctor said that he has sent it to the Chief Superintendent Dr Dheeraj Balyan for further investigation.

Balyan has issued a press release on the matter also . He confirmed that the monkeys snatched the samples of suspected Covid-19 patients which the monkeys haven't even been caught after informing the forest department.

Meerut district officer Anil Dhingra said that the matter is being investigated.