(Corrects minister’s last name to al-Hijazi from al-Houeij)
ALGIERS (Reuters) - Libya has reported its first case of the new H1N1 virus in a man who arrived from Thailand via Dubai, the official news agency Jana said on Sunday.
It quoted Health and Environment Minister Mohamed Mahmoud al-Hijazi as saying the 52-year old man, a Thai national who works in Libya, returned on Saturday after holidays in his country.
“Libya announces the first case of H1N1,” he said.
Reporting by Hamid Ould Ahmed