Saturday, September 19, 2020
Saturday, September 19, 2020

Gang of Monkeys Break Into Laboratory and STEAL COVID-19 Samples Amid Pandemic
G

Your Content is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published.

A TROOP of monkeys broke into a medical college in India and stole coronavirus test samples after attacking a lab technician today, Your Content has learned.

The thieving chimps took three test samples from Meerut Medical College in Uttar Pradesh this morning.

- Advertisement -

The shocking news first surfaced on The Indian Times early Friday morning.

According to the DailyMail, a technician was carrying the samples before one of the monkeys jumped him, stealing them from him and was filmed sitting in a tree chewing on them.

Although the menace of monkeys in the area is a recurrent phenomenon the locals now fear further spread of infection with these collection kits being carried away to nearby residential areas by the monkeys.

- Advertisement -

The police chief said there was a risk of the monkeys spreading the infection and the college is currently attempting to trace the samples.

He said: “While animals cannot be responsible for carrying this disease, if they are carrying these sample tests and they move away from the medical college to residential areas then definitely if there are contaminated kits there, then they (the monkeys) can spread the infection further.”

‘Therefore it’s a very serious alarm for health authorities as well as the local administration involved,’ he told The Times of India.

Amir Haque, Lucknow Bureau Chief, said the monkeys had been reported causing a nuisance around the college before but this was something new.

India recorded 4,797 coronavirus deaths yesterday as the country’s number of infections increased to 167,442, following exponential growth through May.

The technician was reportedly fired after the attack.

Protect Independent Journalism

Your Content is a nonprofit newsroom that produces nonpartisan, evidence-based journalism to expose injustice, corruption and wrongdoing.

Spearheading the news revolution for Americans across the nation, Your Content has brought a voice to those the media failed to acknowledge.

This story you’ve just finished was funded by our readers and we hope it inspires you to make a gift to Your Content so that we can publish more reports like this one that holds people in power to account and produces real change.

Your donation will help us ensure that we can continue this critical work. We are busier than ever covering stories you won’t see anywhere else.

Global Cases of COVID-19 Tops 30 Million

President Donald Trump confidently declared a vaccine would soon be available for the American people.

Wolf Administration Instructs Pennsylvanians to Ignore Federal Ruling on COVID Closures

Gov. Wolf has instructed Pennsylvanians to disobey a federal court order regarding his administration’s coronavirus closures.

Stay at the ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ Iconic Mansion with DJ Jazzy Jeff for JUST $30

Stay in Philly native Will Smith's Fresh Prince of Bel-Air kingdom with DJ Jazzy Jeff.

Pennsylvania Sees Coronavirus Surge, Over 1,000 New Cases Overnight

There are 1,008 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 142,885.

Teacher Drops Dead from COVID in Front of Students During Live Zoom Class

An Argentinian university professor has died of suspected coronavirus after gasping for breath.

Canadian Health Officials Say NOT to Kiss During Sex, Wear Facemask

The most important step is to make sure people have a trusting relationship with their sexual partners.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, His Wife and Kids Test Positive for COVID-19, Recovering Well

‘The Rock' Johnson has revealed he, his wife and two daughters have tested positive for COVID-19.

Nancy Pelosi Dubbed a Hypocrite for Defying COVID Rules

Nancy Pelosi has been branded a hypocrite for breaking COVID rules to get a blowout.

Stay Informed & Get Your Content, Daily.

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

Your Content is a 501(c)(3) non-profit national American media organization of artists and journalists headquartered in Pennsylvania.