Reports says that a gang of monkeys attacked a laboratory assistant and escaped with a batch of coronavirus blood test samples.
The bizarre incident saw the troop of primates launch their assault near Meerut Medical College in Delhi, India.
Mouthpiece NGR learnt that after the attack, One of the primates was later spotted up in a tree, chewing one of the sample collection kits.
According to local media, the animals then snatched COVID-19 blood test samples that had been taken from three patients and fled.
Monkeys run off with COVID-19 samples
One of the monkeys was later spotted in a tree chewing one of the sample collection kits, the Times of India reported – adding that test samples from the patients had to be taken again.
The undamaged kits were later recovered, the Meerut medical college superintendent, Dheeraj Raj, told AFP.