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COVID: Omicron 2 variant sequenced in Italy

Two cases found at Genoa lab

(ANSA) - ROME, JAN 28 - The Omicron 2 variant of COVID-19 has been sequenced in Italy for the first time at a Genoa laboratory, the lab said Friday.
    The Policlinico San Martino Lab, directed by Professor Giancarlo Icardi, said it had sequences two cases, one during a routine sequencing at the San Martino and the other deriving from national monitoring.
    It is not yet known whether Omicron 2 spreads faster than Omicron, which is much more infectious but reportedly slightly less severe than earlier strains. (ANSA).


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