BRITS ignored the government's urges to avoid bars and pleas to practise social distancing last night.
As the coronavirus crisis builds and Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged the UK to step up to stop the spread, boozy Brits refused to listen.
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It comes as researchers revealed staggering predictions that if we don't clamp down 260,000 could die.
Urging viewers to heed the advice in the light of this chilling research, Mr Johnson asked Brits to work from home, stop going to the pub and reduce socialising.
But despite the serious announcement on the growing pandemic, people still headed out for nights on the town.
Clubs in London and Essex remained open for business, with Popworld in Chelmsford telling customers it would be open on Fridays and Saturdays.
Today Scotland today recorded its second coronavirus death as UK cases surged to 1,950 – a jump of 400 more cases on yesterday.
The current death toll now stands at 71, as more and more people become infected.
The country could be stuck in a state of "permanent outbreak" and lockdown until a vaccine is found – which is at least a year away – experts warned.
But this did nothing to dampen the spirits of people still hitting the town in Newcastle and Manchester.