25 Jun 2021

PM backs Matt Hancock after he apologises for breaking Covid social distancing rules

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has apologised after photographs published in the Sun newspaper showed him kissing his adviser in his office, a clear breach of Covid rules at the time.

Gina Coladangelo, an old university friend, had been appointed as an aide last year and placed on the board of Mr Hancock’s department.

The prime minister, who Dominic Cummings revealed had called Mr Hancock “totally hopeless” last year, says the matter is closed.