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Cyprus monitors a new version of Corona

2022-01-08T16:56:32.987Z

Nicosia, SANAA A team of scientists in Cyprus has discovered a new version of the Corona virus that is a mixture of the Delta and Omicro mutants.



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A team of scientists in Cyprus has discovered a new version of the Corona virus, which is a mixture of the Delta and Omicron mutant.

The director of the Laboratory of Biotechnology and Molecular Virology at the University of Cyprus, Leontis Kostrikis, was quoted by the Russian TASS news agency as saying in a press conference today, "The new mutant, which was called deltachron, has a genetic basis similar to the delta version and also includes several mutations contained in the omicron variant."

Kostrikis explained that the so-called deltacrone strain was found in 25 samples taken on the island, 11 of which were for people who were taken to hospital due to symptoms of Covid 19, and 14 samples were in ordinary residents.

The world is witnessing record increases in infections with the Corona virus, in light of the spread of the new Omicron strain that was detected in South Africa.

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Source: sena

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