Since the outbreak of the new COVID-19 coronavirus, the situation of bats has become very delicate. Many medical studies believe that they are the source of viruses, and some biologists have called for not to kill bats maliciously.
In fact, bats are the host of a variety of coronaviruses, but bats themselves are not infected by viruses, so studying them may find important implications for the next new coronavirus.
The BBC was invited to follow the research team of the Thai Red Cross New Infectious Diseases Health Science Center to learn about the process of collecting bat samples at Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary in Chachoengsao . Researchers say that people don’t have to fear bats, they can treat them as learning objects.