UPDATE – UK health minister Matt Hancock resigns after breaking rules with affair

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Matt Hancock has resigned as health secretary, Downing Street says.

The resignation comes after embarrassing footage emerged of him in a clinch with a colleague on 6 May, when the public were still being advised not to hug people outside their household.

A HUGE world exclusive on today’s front page – Matt Hancock’s secret affair caught on camera and exposed

Originally tweeted by The Sun (@TheSun) on 25th June 2021.

The Telegraph reports that in a letter to Boris Johnson, Mr Hancock said the Government “owe it to people who have sacrificed so much in this pandemic to be honest when we have let them down”. He said: “The last thing I would want is for my private life to distract attention from the single-minded focus that is leading us out of this crisis. “I want to reiterate my apology for breaking the guidance, and apologise to my family and loved ones for putting them through this. “I also need to be with my children at this time.”

Hancock also made a tweet announcement confirming his resignation on the grounds of breaking Covid19 rules.

Originally tweeted by Matt Hancock (@MattHancock) on 26th June 2021.

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