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A researcher in Cyprus claims that he just saw a COVID-19 mutation that combines the Delta and Omicron variants, but global health experts are skeptical about the report.

Professor Leondios Kostrikis, who teaches biological science at the University of Cyprus, told Sigma TV on Friday that he spotted a mutation combining elements of both COVID strains, Bloomberg News reports. He says his team has seen the combo in 25 cases so far and they've uploaded their findings to the global COVID database.

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Premier Doug Ford is calling for the government of Canada "to follow other governments by immediately banning all flights and passengers from countries of concern" due to a new COVID-19 variant.

In a press release on November 26, Ford says he was "briefed by Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health, about the new variant that's been found in several countries in Africa that early reports suggest could be vaccine resistant."

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The first cases of a new strain of the COVID-19 Delta variant have been confirmed in B.C.

In a press conference, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced that they had identified the cases of what is called the AY.4.2 strain of the Delta variant.

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Two new types of the COVID-19 Delta plus variant are emerging in Western Canada, doctors warn.

The warning came during a physician town hall on November 4, when Dr. Jessica Minion, a medical microbiologist with the Saskatchewan Health Authority, told fellow doctors about two new variants of Delta called AY.25 and AY.27.

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Doctors are getting worried about yet another COVID variant.

A new variant of a COVID-19 variant is showing up more often in tests around the world, and there are concerns that it might be even more infectious than Delta.

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