The coronavirus outbreak has utterly taken the world by a storm.
People all around the world are in mass panic and life as we know it has come to a complete standstill… and that’s for the wildlife, too.
Footage has gone viral of hundreds of monkeys terrorizing a Thai city in search of food because of the lack of tourists and it is truly shocking to witness.
Keep scrolling to check it out…
Originating from the Chinese city of Wuhan, a deadly virus known as the coronavirus has been rapidly spreading across the globe.
Coronavirus infections have a wide range of symptoms, including fever, coughing, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. Severe cases can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and death.
A lot of people have now died from the virus…
It has been confirmed by Worldometer that 5,117 people have now died globally, with the majority being in mainland China.
A further 139.087 have been found to carry the virus and be infected.
The World Health Organization declared an emergency last month and called on all countries to take urgent measures to contain the respiratory disease.
What is it that’s causing this deadly virus?
But it is widely believed that the sale of meat from wild animals is the prime cause of the coronavirus.
Strains of the virus have been discovered in bats in the past and, with them being a delicacy in some areas of China, they are believed to be one of the primary causes.
And the World Health Organization has warned that it can be spread by simply coughing, kissing or making contact with saliva.
But despite generous donations made to the cause, they have so far had no luck.
People all around the world are panicking.
It’s a dire situation.
People have been spotted donning face masks and various other items of clothing and materials in airports in a desperate bid to avoid the virus.
And there is an immense amount of pressure on authorities to find a cure, and fast.
And it’s showing no signs of slowing down.
And the United States is now one of them.
So far, 1,016 people have been confirmed to have been infected with the virus, and thirty-one have reportedly died.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said a few weeks ago that it expects the coronavirus to spread in the United States and has asked Americans to prepare for when the virus hits, not if, CNN reported.
Things have gotten deadly serious…
The BBC reported on the 11th of March that the coronavirus has been officially confirmed by the WHO as a pandemic.
And us humans aren’t the only ones affected.
And especially wildlife who thrive from the presence of tourists as people have been advised to not travel or vacation.
The video was shot in the Lopburi district and it showed hundreds of monkeys rampaging through the streets.
And many are seen to be attacking one another and fighting, which isn’t normal behavior for packs of monkeys of this scale.
And the one monkey with the banana has caused hundreds of others to fall into this chaos.
Wild monkeys are a part of the daily routine, and many live in the ground of Lopburi’s ancient Buddhist temples.
These monkeys get their main source of food from tourists feeding them, so no tourists means no food.
Sasluk Rattanachai, who saw the scene take place outside of her workplace, said to local media, “They looked more like wild dogs than monkeys. They went crazy for a single piece of food. I’ve never seen them this aggressive. I think the monkeys were very, very hungry. There’s normally a lot of tourists here to feed the monkeys but now there are not as many, because of the coronavirus.”
And it is truly a sign of things to come if this pandemic becomes even more out of control.
Make sure to stay posted for further updates.