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Matt Hancock's coronavirus pandemic controversies


Matt Hancock has found himself at the centre of a number of controversies during the coronavirus pandemic - and that was before the allegations about his extramarital affair emerged. Pictures were published on Friday of the Health Secretary embracing his aide Gina Coladangelo on May 6 in what appears to be CCTV footage from inside the Department of Health and Social Care. Mr Hancock has since apologised for breaking social distancing restrictions and the Prime Minister, according to No 10, considers the matter “closed”. Here is a timeline of other occasions in the past 15 months when the Cabinet minister has found himself in hot water.

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