Even as most countries have lifted Covid-19 restrictions with the hope of life returning to normalcy, all is not hunky-dory as far as the hybrids of the Covid virus is concerned.
Europe and several Asian countries including South Korea have reported a massive coronavirus outbreak driven by the fast-moving omicron variant 'Deltacron'.
This hybrid strain has compromised a once robust pandemic response and is driving up hospitalisations and fatalities in South Korea.
What is Deltacron?
The name 'Deltacron' is the combination of the Covid-19 strains 'Delta' and 'Omicron'.
When and where was it first detected?
In mid-February, UK health officials confirmed that they are monitoring the new Covid strain dubbed 'Deltacron' after a patient was diagnosed with both the Delta and Omicron variants of Covid-19 at the same time. Initially, it was assumed to be a laboratory error. However, it turned out to be true.
High fever and subsequent sweating or chills
Unexplained fatigue or loss of energy
Loss or change of taste and smell