No Omicron in the Faroes

02.12.2021 - 14:27
No Omicron in the Faroes
Suspected Omicron cases turned out to be the Delta variant
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The new Omicron Covid has not yet made its way to the Faroes.

On Tuesday, the chief medical officer called for gene sequencing of four positive Covid tests due to Omicron concerns.

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The gene sequencing results show that the samples did not contain the Omicron but the Delta variant.

Three other positive tests were today sent for gene sequencing.

Extended quarantine measures have been introduced to guard against the Omicron variant. Read more about this here.


For further information about Covid-19 in the Faroes, including daily figures, visit

Read the Faroese version of this article here.

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