Heartbreak as new Covid-19 variant derails travel plans

Families have described their devastation after the UK’s decision to temporarily ban travel to and from SA in response to the emergence of a new variant of Covid-19.

Though SA ministers, tourism bodies and scientists have labelled the UK’s decision to place SA back on its red list as premature, their utterances have done little to ease the pain of heartbroken family members who were expecting to be reunited in December, many after lengthy enforced separations...

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