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UK's Hancock apologises over kissing photo, says focused on job

Britain's Health Secretary, Matt Hancock gives an update on the Covid-19 pandemic during a virtual press conference inside the Downing Street Briefing Room on May 27, 2021 in London, England.
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British health minister Matt Hancock apologised on Friday and accepted he had breached social-distancing guidance after a tabloid newspaper published a picture of him kissing and embracing his top aide in his office.

"I accept that I breached the social distancing guidance in these circumstances. I have let people down and am very sorry," he said in a statement.

"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."