Former Finance Minister of UK Sajid Javid Appointed As Health Minister.
Javid resigned as finance minister last year after refusing to fire his political advisers as Johnson demanded.
Matt Hancock resigned Saturday after he was caught breaking COVID-19 rules by kissing and hugging an assistant in his office, infuriating his colleagues and the public that he has been living under lock and key.
In the latest scandal to shake a government that has overseen one of the highest official death tolls from the pandemic, Hancock wrote to Prime Minister Boris Johnson to resign, saying he had let people down.
An increasing number of his fellow Conservative lawmakers had privately asked him to come after the Sun newspaper published photos Friday of the married minister embracing a woman he had appointed to a taxpayer-funded post to scrutinize their department.
“Those of us who make these rules have to abide by them and so I have to resign,” the 42-year-old said in a video on Twitter.
Hancock had been at the center of the government’s fight against the pandemic, routinely appearing on television to tell people to follow strict rules and to defend his department from criticism of its response to the crisis.
Javid was ousted from the Treasury in early 2020 when he lost a power battle with Johnson’s most important ally, Dominic Cummings.
You will be tasked with helping the state health service recover from the pandemic and cope with future waves of infection. Cases have started to increase in the last month.
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