Cyprus reportedly discovers a Covid variant that mixes omicron and delta

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A researcher in Cyprus has discovered a strain of the coronavirus that combines the Delta and Omicron variants. Bloomberg News reported on Saturday.

Leondios Kostrikis, a professor of biological sciences at the University of Cyprus, named the strain “Deltacron” because of its omicron-like genetic signatures within the Delta genomes, Bloomberg said.

So far, Kostrikis and his team have found 25 cases of the virus, according to the report. It’s too early to say if there are any more cases of the stress or what impact it might have.

“We will see in the future whether this strain is pathological or more contagious or whether it will prevail against the two dominant strains Delta and Omicron,” said Kostrikis in an interview with Sigma TV on Friday. He believes Omicron will overtake Deltacron too, he added.

The researchers sent their results this week to GISAID, an international database that, according to Bloomberg, tracks viruses.

The Deltacron variant is coming as Omicron continues its rapid spread around the world, leading to a surge in Covid-19 cases. According to a CNBC analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University on Friday, the US reports a seven-day average of more than 600,000 new cases daily. That’s a 72% increase from the previous week and a pandemic record.

Read the full Bloomberg News story here.

PHOTOS: Rihanna effortlessly combines type and luxury as she seems ravishing in crimson for a dinner evening out

On April 5 and 6, Rihanna was out and about in New York when the singer dropped out two dinners in a row. Check out the photos below.


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PHOTOS: Rihanna effortlessly combines style and comfort while looking gorgeous red for a dinner night.

If there’s one Hollywood celebrity who knows how to get street style and high fashion right, it’s none other than pop icon singer Rihanna. The ‘Umbrella’ singer recently killed two high fashion looks, but not without a supreme comfort quotient, and on April 6th, Rihanna was out in New York when the singer stepped out for dinner. While the first was for a birthday party, the second was for a casual dinner at her favorite Nobu restaurant in New York.

For the night of April 5, Rihanna was caught in the Meatpacking District in New York City. The singer stepped out in a brown lederhosen suit, iconic braids and inevitable studded gloves. Rihanna was carrying a unicorn-colored paper bag that said “Happy Birthday”. While her pant suit was all stylish, Rihanna’s pants attracted maximum attention. The sheer brown pants were the show stopper.

At dinner on April 6, Rihanna effortlessly combined style and comfort. Rihanna put on a bright red leather jacket and paired it with used-look jeans. Her red nails, gold watch, and diamond accessories were the perfect addition to her entire outfit. The singer didn’t hesitate to smile for the paparazzi both times.

Check out the latest photos of Rihanna below:

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