UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock has resigned following after he was caught kissing a close aide in breach of coronavirus restrictions.
He submitted his resignation to the British Prime Minister this evening and apologised for breaking the public health restrictions.
Mr Hancock also apologised to his family and said he needed to be with his children at this time.
The people of the UK deserve honesty when a member of government has let them down as he had, the resignation letter said.
“The last thing I would want is for my personal life to distract attention from the single-minded focus that is leading us out of this crisis,” said Mr Hancock.
He thanked Boris Johnson for his “unwavering support” as well as his leadership and optimism throughout the fight against Covid. Culled: Irish Examiner.