Matt Hancock had admitted the violation of the rules and refused to resign. In his resignation letter he has reiterated his apology.
Matt Hancock resigned (File Photo)
Britain’s Health Minister Matt Hancock has dramatically resigned as Health Minister after admitting to a breach of COVID rules during an alleged affair with a colleague in his Whitehall office. . Matt Hancock, the head of Britain’s fight against Corona, resigned as Health Minister in a letter to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, reiterating his earlier apology.
In his resignation letter, Matt Hancock wrote that I am writing this letter to resign from the post of ‘Secretary of State for Health and Social Care’. We have worked very hard as a country to fight the pandemic. He wrote, ‘We are indebted to those who have made sacrifices in this pandemic. I have disappointed them by violating the guidelines.
Resignation reiterated apology
Matt Hancock wrote that I want to reiterate my apologies for breaking the guidelines and apologize for putting my family and loved ones in this situation. I also need to be with my kids at this time. A British newspaper had published a photo of Hancock on the front page in which he was seen hugging and kissing a top colleague.
This picture is from last month when in Britain it was against the rules for people to come close to each other outside the house. Hancock said that I accept that I have violated the social distancing guidelines in these circumstances. He said that I have disappointed people and I am very sorry.
The pressure increased after the news was published on the front page
On Friday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he had considered closing the case. Major British newspapers have carried this news on their front page and say that Hancock has lost “moral authority” and should be removed. From the very beginning, Hancock has been asking people to follow strict Corona rules. Not only this, he had welcomed the resignation of a senior scientist last year for breaking the Corona restrictions. Hancock apologized on Friday after the Sun newspaper’s revelations.
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