The incident took place on Thursday. A lab assistant who work with the Covid-19 facility of a government hospital in Meerut district, North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh was carrying blood samples of coronavirus patients.
Along the line, a troop of monkeys attacked the lab assistant snatched the blood samples box containing three samples of suspected coronavirus patients.
According to the head of the hospital, S.K. Garg, said that the samples belonged to people who had tested positive for Covid-19, but were taken as part of routine blood tests for the patients.
The monkeys climbed the trees with the samples, chew the packets and threw them away.