By Khalid Majdoub
RABAT, Morocco (AA) – Moroccan health authorities on Wednesday confirmed the country’s first case of the coronavirus omicron variant.
A statement by the Health Ministry said a Moroccan woman in Casablanca was infected with the variant, adding that the infected patient was in a stable condition.
Morocco has registered 951,763 virus infections, including 14,798 deaths.
According to the World Health Organization, the new variant, which it had declared a "variant of concern," has been detected in 77 countries so far.
Writing by Ahmed Asmar in Ankara