Burst! South African gangsters took a truck of live samples of the new coronavirus with suspicious motives
According to the”Daily Star” report, a truck carrying samples of new crown virus was hijacked in South Africa.
On July 20th, at around 3:30 pm local time (9:30 pm Beijing time), the truck was hijacked by militants outside a clinic in Motherwell, Eastern Cape, South Africa At that time, several 40-liter containers were loaded on the car, which were full of live samples of the new coronavirus.
According to the “Daily Mail” report, the car was Abandoned in a place not far from the scene, the vehicle was subsequently found, but the whereabouts of the virus sample is still unknown.
The police have warned the public to stay away from these containers. If you find these containers, you must call the authorities immediately.
Port Elizabeth police spokesperson Colonel Priscilla Naidu told the 24-hour news channel:”Allegedly At around 15:30, a delivery company’s transport vehicle was parked in the parking area of this clinic. At that time, the driver and passengers on the vehicle were pointed at by guns.”
“An unidentified suspect asked for the car. After the key, he drove away without firing a shot. The victim’s personal belongings were also taken away.”
She said that they later found the truck was abandoned on the street about 500 meters from the hijacking scene, but there were a number Unidentified specimens are lost.
Tabita Markula, a spokesperson for the South African National Health Laboratory Service, said that the laboratory is still checking the recovered samples to assess who they need to contact to retest.
Tabita added:“There are ice packs in the freezer to keep the samples at a low temperature. We can confirm that this truck was commissioned by us and collected at our official facility in the area. Samples.”
She said that the stolen samples caused a backlog and delayed dozens of tests. She told reporters:“Due to this hijacking, the truck cannot continue to collect samples from other clinics.”
She added that the managers of the National Health Laboratory Service were shocked by the incident, because less than a month before that, a jogger found a group of people on the side of the road. 80 samples of the new coronavirus.
It is reported that in that incident, the driver who transported the sample failed to properly buckle the canvas cover of the rear of the car, causing the sample to fall from the back of the truck.
Currently, South Africa has 370,000 confirmed cases of new crowns and more than 5,000 people have died. It is the most severely affected country in Africa and the fifth largest in the world.
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