A scientist in Cyprus says he has discovered a new coronavirus variant named ‘Deltacron’. Photo: Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images via ZUMA Press Wire/dpa
Scientist defends discovery of new ‘Deltacron’ Covid-19 variant
  • Cypriot scientist Leonidos Kostrikis said the new strain did not emerge from a ‘single recombination event’ but as a result of ‘evolutionary pressure’
  • He says the new strain combines characteristics of Delta and Omicron. Other scientists have speculated that the findings are a result of lab contamination
10 Jan 2022 - 11:12AM