British Health Secretary Matt Hancock has issued an apology after incriminating pictures of him kissing and embracing an aide were published in a tabloid newspaper.
The publication of the photos in The Sun, taken in Mr Hancock’s office last month, raise further questions about his judgment after his recent public humiliation at the hands of his own party leader and boss, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson after being branded as ‘hopeless’ in the contect of his apparent mishandling of the covid pandemic in Britain.
Mr Hancock was found in February to have acted unlawfully by not revealing details of contracts signed during the health crisis.
“I have let people down and am very sorry. I remain focused on working to get the country out of this pandemic and would be grateful for privacy for my family on this personal matter.”
The Sun said the picture of Mr Hancock, who is married, and the aide was taken last month.
Mr Hancock has been criticised for his department’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, particularly in the early months when it struggled to deliver testing and protective equipment for hospital staff treating Covid-19 patients.