WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s health ministry on Thursday confirmed the country’s first case of the omicron coronavirus variant, detected in a visitor from Lesotho.
The ministry said in a tweet that the 30-year woman feels well but has been put in isolation. She visited Poland to take part in the U.N. Digital Summit in the southern city of Katowice last week, and tested positive as she was preparing to leave. Laboratory testing revealed that she had the omicron variant.
The ministry said national health authorities have taken necessary steps. That usually means contacting, testing and quarantining contacts of the infected person.
Poland had not registered any cases of the omicron variant until now, although a Polish teenager who traveled to China this month tested positive for it on arrival there.