SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) – The Dominican Republic has identified its first case of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, the health ministry of the Caribbean country said on Saturday.
In a statement on Twitter, the ministry said Omicron had been identified in a person with mild symptoms who had arrived in the country from South Africa.
The ministry also said it had later been informed by Chilean authorities that a person who traveled to Chile from the Dominican Republic had tested positive for Omicron.
Other potential cases of Omicron are under investigation, the ministry added.
(Reporting by Ezequiel Abiu Lopez; Editing by Dan Grebler)