Health Secretary Hancock quits after breaking social distance guidance
LONDON — Health Secretary of the United Kingdom Matt Hancock has stepped down after he breached social distancing guidance by kissing a colleague.
He sent a letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying that the government “owe it to people who have sacrificed so much in this pandemic to be honest when we have let them down”.
Boris Johnson said he was “sorry” to receive the resignation.
Meanwhile, Former chancellor Sajid Javid has been confirmed as the new health secretary, according to the Downing Street.
Hancock was under increasing pressure to quit, after The Sun published pictures of Hancock and Gina Coladangelo, who are both married with three children, kissing, according to BBC.