# Covid variant
New COVID-19 strain, Deltacron, discovered by Cyprus researcher
Cyprus researcher discusses newly formed variant that carries both qualities of the Delta and Omicron variants. Scientists made the eye opening discovering on Friday and reported a new strain of Covid-19 that combines both delta and omicron variants. The discovery was found in Cyprus, according to Leondios Kostrikis, professor of biological sciences at the University of Cyprus and head of the Laboratory of Biotechnology and Molecular Virology.