LEEDS freshers have hit the town for a boozy night out as tougher coronavirus restrictions are set to rock the North.
Students were seen out and about in the city last night to mark the start of the new university term.
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Crowds gathered outside pubs and sitting-only nightclubs as young people queued for entry.
Many appeared to not be following the new ‘rule of six’ – a limit on gatherings in an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus.
As cases continue across the North, From midnight tonight parts of the area will be plunged into lockdown with a reported 10pm pub curfew and households banned from mixing.
Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick confirmed large parts of the North East will be hit with tighter lockdown restrictions from Friday.
The measures – which affect around 2million people – would include a 10pm curfew on pubs and restaurants, The Telegraph reports.
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Different households are set to be banned from mixing apart from at schools, work and university.
According to Chronicle Live, people will also be urged not to go on holiday with different households and spectators will be advised not to attend sporting venues.
The restrictions will apply to Newcastle, Northumberland, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Gateshead, County Durham and Sunderland after a rise in cases.