The first three cases of infection with the Omicron coronavirus strain were detected in Egypt.
This was reported by the AFP news agency with reference to the statement of the country's Ministry of Health.
A new strain was diagnosed in Egyptians who returned from abroad. One of the infected is experiencing mild symptoms.
The news of the first cases of infection came against the backdrop of the imposition of stricter quarantine restrictions in Egypt, under which unvaccinated officials and students are prohibited from visiting government offices and universities without a negative coronavirus test result.