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Hancock to quit over Covid rule breach
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Hancock to quit over Covid rule breach

Matt Hancock has apologised for breaking coronavirus rules after pictures emerged of him kissing a close aide. The health secretary admitted he breached social distancing rules following The Sun's overnight story showing photographs of him kissing Gina Coladangelo, a close friend who is a taxpayer-funded adviser to his department. The security camera pictures were reportedly taken on 6 May, when indoor meetings with people from a different household were not allowed. He said: "I accept that I breached the social distancing guidance in these circumstances. I have let people down and am very sorry. Labour said Hancock's position has become hopelessly untenable and called on Boris Johnson to sack him. However, Downing Street said the prime minister has "accepted" Hancock's apology and ...