Cyprus Reportedly Discovers a Covid Variant that Combines Omicron and Delta

A researcher in Cyprus has discovered a strain of the coronavirus that combines the delta and omicron variant, Bloomberg News reported on Saturday. Leondios Kostrikis, professor of biological sciences at the University of Cyprus, called the strain “deltacron,” because of its omicron-like genetic signatures within the delta genomes, Bloomberg said.

China First Human Infection Case with Monkey B Virus Dies of the Virus

A Beijing-based vet was confirmed as China's first human infection case with Monkey B Virus (BV) and died from the virus; but his close contacts are safe from it for now. The 53-year-old male vet, who works for an institution researching on non-human primates, showed early-onset symptoms of nausea and vomiting, a month after he dissected two dead monkeys in early March, China CDC Weekly English Platform of Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention revealed on Saturday.