Kuwait has detected its first case of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, state news agency KUNA reported on Wednesday.

The variant was detected in a European traveller who arrived in Kuwait from an African country where the variant had been detected, KUNA reported, citing the health ministry's spokesman.

(Reporting by Nayera Abdallah; Editing by Kevin Liffey) ((Nayera.Abdallah@thomsonreuters.com;))