LONDON

The British government urged its citizens on Saturday to stop panic buying and stockpiling as shelves continue to be empty across the country amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Secretary of State for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs George Eustice asked people to be responsible when they shop and think of others during a daily news conference.

His comments came as the latest National Health Service figures revealed that the death toll from coronavirus across the U.K. reached 233.

He said people should think in particular of key workers, such as National Healthcare Service staff, who could not find supplies after

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