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We are now in the 11th week of the great lockdown in India, and naturally, sometimes I get lazy curating this content.
However, by the looks of it, the monkeys in India are feeling super-productive this week. So much so that they scooted with a bunch of coronavirus samples.

Shh, I think I might know where to find them 🕵️‍♂️
And if this wasn't enough, in a serious lapse of protocol, Air India was forced to recall an aircraft mid flight. Turns out, one of the pilots operating the plane had tested positive for coronavirus during his pre-flight medical test.

Seriously, my apocalyptic hellscape bingo card is full up. 🙄

The only good thing that's really happened this week is Bob and Doug leaving earth altogether.
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