British Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced his resignation on Saturday after the publication of photos Friday that revealed his breach of physical distance rules during the pandemic.
The government official, who was one of the main officials in charge of the strategy to combat the Covid epidemic, said in a video clip posted on the social networking site Twitter .19.
a the sun On Friday, he revealed a picture of the minister embracing and kissing the aide Gina Coladangelo, with whom she had an adulterous relationship, It was taken on May 6, when the government required that there be no physical contact with people outside the home and a distance of more than one meter between people in the course of working without a mask.
Matt Hancock has been married for 15 years.
“The last thing I want is for my private life to be distracted” from efforts to stamp out the coronavirus, Hancock said in his resignation letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Hancock added that referees should be “honest with the people who have sacrificed so much during this pandemic” when they fail, as he admitted he did when he broke the rules.
In balancing his management of the health crisis, Matt Hancock, 42, admitted that the government “did not take all the decisions right,” but called for citizens’ understanding of the “difficulty of dealing with something unknown.”
For several weeks, the British government’s chief of health has been at the center of a controversy sparked by the former prime minister’s chief adviser, Dominic Cummings, who accused him of lying on several occasions while managing the pandemic.
Pictures published by the newspaper on Friday, which did not reveal how it obtained them, ended up precipitating the minister’s resignation.
– Matt Hancock (@MattHancock) 26 June 2021