Coronavirus-shaped cucumber in Odisha village amazes many

Nabarangpur/Bhubaneswar: When the world is battling Covid-19 pandemic, a cucumber in the shape of the virus found in a farm in a village of Nabarangpur district has raised curiosity among people.

Due to the crown-like spikes on the surface of Covid-19 virus as has been observed by scientists, the virus is known as coronavirus. Accordingly, scientists developed a rough sketch of the Covid-19 virus to identify it and create awareness.

Now, similar kind of spikes that of coronavirus in a cucumber found in an agricultural farm in Saraguda village under Dabugaon block of the district has become a topic of discussion.

“When I visited the garden in Saraguda village to make payment to labourers working here, one of them plucked a cucumber looking like a coronavirus. I was completely surprised seeing the cucumber. After I shared the cucumber’s image on social media, lots of people have been enquiring about it and visiting the garden to get a glimpse of the unusual shaped cucumber,” said Rabi Kiran Nag, the owner of the farm.

Across the world, millions of people have died due to Coronavirus pandemic in over past two years and many have developed severe or chronic illness.

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