South Korea to lift ban on travellers from Hubei, China

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea will lift a ban on travellers from the Chinese province of Hubei, which was the original epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, starting on Monday, a government official said on Friday.

An absence of new confirmed cases in Hubei recently is cited as the basis for the decision, Yoon Tae-ho, a senior South Korean health ministry official, told a briefing.

(Reporting by Sangmi Cha; Writing by Jack Kim; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)