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Coronavirus: People who ignore government advice 'selfish'

People who have ignored government advice aimed at tackling the coronavirus pandemic are "very selfish", says the health secretary. Matt Hancock said the government was willing to take "more action" if needed to stop the virus from spreading.Over the weekend, photos emerged showing crowds of people visiting open spaces across many parts of the UK. Emergency legislation that would grant powers aimed at tackling the pandemic will be debated by MPs later. The UK's death toll has reached 281, according to the latest figures - including a person aged 18 with an underlying health condition. Meanwhile, the NHS in England has announced it has identified - and is contacting - 1.5 million of the most at-risk people who should now stay at hom ...