Bangkok: In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, travel and tourism industry has suffered the most as people have been advised to undertake only ‘essential’ travel to contain the spread of the deadly virus. The most striking impact of it can be seen in a recent video that surfaced on social media showing monkeys in Central Thailand scrounging for the last morsel of food.Also Read - Restaurant, Theatre And Malls; Here's How The 6 Coronavirus Patients in Karnataka Spread The Epidemic
The video which has gone viral, shows hundreds of hungry monkeys fighting over a single banana in Thailand after coronavirus caused a huge drop in the numbers of tourists who feed them. Also Read - Trending News Today, March 15, 2020: IIT-Delhi Students Chant 'Jai Corona', Dance Merrily After Exams Get Cancelled Due To Coronavirus | Watch
The post was shared by an IFS officer Parveen Kaswan with the caption, “As per daily mail online “Hundreds of hungry monkeys swarm across Thai street as ‘rival gangs’ fight over food after tourists who normally feed them stay away because of coronavirus. Have you seen this coming ‘gang wars’ among monkeys bcz of #CoronaVirus.” Also Read - What India is Doing For People Stranded in Coronavirus-Hit Places
As per reports, these monkeys usually depend on the tourists for food but now a days due to COVID-19 scare, there is sharp fall in tourist numbers means there are far fewer people offering food to the monkeys.
A user wrote, “That’s the reason why feeding wild animals & birds should be strictly avoided. They lose their natural ability to find food & become dependent on the people feeding them, leading to such incidents when feeding suddenly stops.”
“Coronovirus is changing dynamics everywhere…diplomacy, social relations…food security…I wonder, what will be next?” asked another user.
More than 5,800 deaths and 157,226 cases of coronavirus have been recorded, so far.