UK halts flights from SA: Families torn apart ahead of festive season

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Amanda Talbot with her daughter at the last hockey game she watched before she flew to the UK.
Amanda Talbot with her daughter at the last hockey game she watched before she flew to the UK.
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Families have been torn apart by the United Kingdom's decision to halt flights from South Africa amid the detection of a new Covid-19 variant.

News24 received an influx of stories from families who have been devastated by the news and the impact it will have ahead of the December holiday.

A British mother was left heartbroken after the news broke as it will result in her daughter missing her first-ever Christmas in the UK.

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