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Scientists study two possible cases of Omicron in the Canaries 

The University Hospital of Gran Canaria  is studying two samples taken from two men who arrived from South Africa a few days ago and whose results will be known in the coming days.

The Canary Islands Health Service reports that the Dr. Negrín University Hospital of Gran Canaria is in the process of sequencing two samples taken from two people positive for COVID-19 to determine if the variant of the strain in question is the named Ómicron.

These are two middle-aged men, with the complete vaccination regimen, who arrived from South Africa a few days ago. After presenting symptoms compatible with COVID-19 and confirming their positive, they are already completing the isolation in their respective homes and the tracking of their close contacts has begun, according to the protocol. Both cases have no apparent epidemiological relationship with each other.

The results of the sequencing of both samples will be known and communicated in the next few days, once the process is completed, probably early next week.