HEALTH authorities detected the first case of Omicron sub-variant BA 2.12 in Baguio City.

Karen Lonogan from the Department of Health-Cordillera said the variant was detected from a 52-year-old foreign visitor from Finland.

The person’s purpose of visit in the country was to conduct lecture on digital loom weaving.

She was already tagged as recovered and had already traveled back to her home country.

The BA 2.12 caused resurgence of Covid-19 cases in South Korea and United States.

Lonogan said, however, that Covid-19 cases in Baguio City remained low. (SunStar Philippines)