Britain’s Health Minister Matt Hancock was plunged into crisis on Friday and had to apologize for violating COVID-19 social distancing rules. In fact, a newspaper published a picture of him, in which he was seen kissing a female colleague of his department.
London. Britain’s Health Minister Matt Hancock was plunged into crisis on Friday and had to apologize for violating COVID-19 social distancing rules. In fact, a newspaper published a picture of him, in which he was seen kissing a female colleague of his department. The opposition Labor and Liberal Democrat parties called for his removal from office over last month’s evidence that his extramarital affair violated coronavirus lockdown guidelines.
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It is noteworthy that the delta form of Kovid-19 is spreading rapidly in the country. However, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson stands by his cabinet colleague and has announced that the matter has now been closed with the minister apologizing. Johnson’s spokesman told reporters at 10 Downing Street: “The Prime Minister has accepted the Health Minister’s apology and this matter should now be considered closed. The embarrassing incident was revealed by The Sun newspaper, which posted pictures of Hancock hugging and kissing 43-year-old Gina Coldanzello. Gina is a former lobbyist and advisor to the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). These pictures are from the CCTV footage purportedly inside the DHSC on May 6. Hancock, 42, is married and the father of three children. The minister said in a statement, “In these circumstances, I accept that I have violated the social distancing guidelines… I am sorry for that.” ”
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“I have let people down and I am very sorry. I am focused on working to get the country out of this pandemic and will be grateful for the confidentiality of my family on this personal matter.” On this development, Labor Party President Annelies Dodds said, “If Matt Hancock’s secret affair with a consultant in his office, whom he personally appointed to a taxpayer-funded role, is a blatant abuse of power. Boris Johnson should sack him.
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