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Europe tightens coronavirus lockdowns while others ignore social distancing advice

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEMarch 23, 2020, 11:21 AM UTC / Updated March 23, 2020, 12:14 PM UTCBy Alexander Smith and Luke DenneLONDON — At the epicenter of the global coronavirus pandemic, European governments are taking increasingly drastic measures to try to reduce spiraling deaths — while others begged disobedient members of the public to follow self-isolation guidelines.In the United Kingdom, pressure mounted on the government to impose the same strict rules as its European neighbors as it became clear many people were simply ignoring government advice to avoid social contact.Britain's cases and deaths are spiraling with t ...