Deltacron: A new variant emerges in Cyprus

By Nurin Najmina Zaidi

KUALA LUMPUR, 13 January 2022:  As the world is still going through the COVID-19 pandemic, it is believed by scientists in Cyprus that a new COVID-19 variant has been discovered.

Bloomberg reported that the said variant had infected 25 people in Cyprus, according to researchers at the Laboratory of Biotechnology and Molecular Virology. Thus, there are currently 25 cases that are connected with the Deltacron variant. 

In an interview by Sigma TV, Leondios Kostrikis, a professor of biological sciences at the University of Cyprus, said that the disease that had been discovered has a combination of the characteristics of the delta and omicron variants. Hence, the name Deltacron exists.

They also discovered that those who were being treated in hospitals were more likely to be infected by the variant in comparison with those who are not hospitalised.

“We are studying whether this variant is more contagious than the current variant,” he said.

Conjunctivitis, often known as “pink eye”, and hair loss were two of the patients’ symptoms, according to the researchers.***

Source: Astro Awani

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