Omicron infections reach seven

Latest reports confirm seven infections with the Omicron coronavirus in Poland, a deputy health minister said on Sunday.

Waldemar Kraska said on public TV that the Omicron strain was spreading at a faster pace than earlier coronavirus mutations, and warned that it was "very contagious."

Earlier on Sunday the Health Ministry reported Poland's third Omicron infection in a 7-year-old girl in Gdansk, north Poland. Two earlier cases were diagnosed on Thursday and Friday in Katowice, south Poland, and the capital Warsaw.