Boozy Brits enjoy last night out before 10pm pub curfew comes into force as they hit towns and cities across the UK

BOOZY Brits are enjoying one last big night out before pubs and bars are forced to comply with a new 10pm curfew.

Students enjoying their first term at Nottingham University are among those heading out tonight to make the most of late closing hours.

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But some revellers appeared to forget about Boris Johnson's plea to stick to social distancing as they queued up to get into bars and clubs.

More severe restrictions will come into force tomorrow night after the PM warned "your cough could be someone else's death knell".

In a national broadcast this week, Mr Johnson asked the country to pull together to defeat the virus.

Under the new measures, all restaurants and pubs will have to close at 10pm and face masks will have to be worn in more places.

There will be heftier fines for those who flout the rule on face coverings.

Office workers have also been told to get back to working from home.

The PM urged Brits to show "discipline, resolve, and the spirit of togetherness" to get Britain through the "difficult" winter months to come – or face a new national lockdown.

He recently said another national shutdown would be the 'last thing' he wants.

But surging virus cases have led to tougher restrictions.

Overnight, new cases of coronavirus rose by 6,178 in the third-highest increase ever.

Another 37 people have died with the deadly virus, bringing the UK's total death toll to 41,862.

Sir Patrick Vallance warned Brits on Monday that the increase in positive cases is not just because more people are being tested than earlier in the pandemic.

Speaking on Monday he said: “Could that increase be due to increased testing? The answer is no.

“We see an increase in positivity of the tests done, so we see the proportion of people testing positive has increased even if testing stays flat.”

Chief Medical Officer Prof Chris Whitty echoed these thoughts, adding: "in every age group we've seen an increase".

The new rules come just over two months after restaurants and pubs started to reopen from July 4 for dine-in customers.

Despite just last week declaring his aim to save the family Christmas, the PM warned the clampdown will last at least six months.

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