The Professor, Head of the Research Laboratory of Biotechnology and Molecular Virology of the University of Cyprus, Leontios K., spoke to POLITIS 107.6 and the “Morning Inspection” about the results of his many months of research in collaboration with the University of Cyprus and NIPD GENETICS.
According to Dr. Kostrikis, through a research that was done, 37 mutations of Sars-CoV-2 were identified, from which it seems that Cyprus has its own strain.
In terms of the characteristics of this strain, it is similar to the British strain of the new coronavirus and is quite contagious, since its transmission is higher than other strains.
According to the research findings, the phylographic analysis shows that strain B.1.258 was imported to Cyprus from four European countries, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Slovenia and Denmark, while the phylogenetic analysis also shows that this strain is exported from Cyprus to three European countries, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic and Denmark.
Listen to the intervention of Dr. Kostrikis in the “Morning Inspection” broadcast by Politis 107.6 & 97.6:
CITIZEN 107.6 · MORNING INSPECTION 23 – 2-2021 DR. LEONTIOS KOSTRIKIS