A ridiculous event occurred at the government-run Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Medical College 460 km (285 miles) north of Lucknow, capital of Uttar Pradesh state.
Suddenly a monkey had entered like a thief on the campus of a medical school in India and ran away with a blood sample taken from three patients infected with COVID-19.
A lab technician took a video of this incident over the phone. The video was shared on social media. it was learned from the video that the monkey hugged a nearby tree; The video showed how the animal was curling to look like surgical gloves.
Local residents are concerned that the incident could increase the risk of COVID-19 transmission — first to other monkeys and then to humans, India Today reported. To date, there are 7,170 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Uttar Pradesh, according to ANI News.
Authorities said they were not clear if the monkeys had spread out 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.