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United Kingdom: Minister of Health resigns after violating anti-Covid rules

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Matt Hancock

His position had become untenable: British Minister of Health Matt Hancock, at the heart of government action against the pandemic, resigned on Saturday for violating anti-Covid restrictions during an affair with an adviser, spread in all media.

British Minister of Health Matt Hancock, a key figure in government action against the pandemic, announced his resignation on Saturday, June 26, for violating restrictions against Covid-19 during an affair with an adviser, spread across all media.

We owe it to ourselves to be honest with the people who have sacrificed so much during this pandemic, when we disappointed them as I did by breaking the instructions“, he wrote in his letter of resignation given to the Premier Minister Boris Johnson, reiterating his apologies.

You should leave your post very proud of what you have achieved, not only by tackling the pandemic but also before the Covid-19 hits us“, Boris Johnson replied, saying he was “sorry” for his departure of the government.

Matt Hancock is replaced by Sajid Javid, 51, former finance minister to Boris Johnson, Downing Street has announced. He returns to the government after having slammed the door in early 2020, unhappy with the conditions imposed on the exercise of his portfolio.

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