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BBC news wrong.

(5 Posts)
felice Wed 12-Aug-20 11:48:12

Just heard on the news that it is obligatory to wear masks in all of Brussels.
This is not correct, it is Brussels City region, which is the central district, there are 19 communes(districts) in Brussels and one is the City one.
Now had family asking if we are ok, I have tried to send a message to BBC but do not know if I got through.
As they spend so much time on reports from Brussels you would think they could get their facts correct.

Oopsadaisy3 Wed 12-Aug-20 12:15:32

Many sources are quoting the same news, not just the BBC, go online and you will see.

Oopsadaisy3 Wed 12-Aug-20 12:18:54

PS, they might all be wrong, but not just the BBC

felice Wed 12-Aug-20 12:24:15

It is not the first time facts about Belgium and Brussels are very wrong.
Considering the number of UK journalists on expense accounts swanning around here, they were some of the first in the pubs in Schuman when they re-opened. Fact as friends own 3 of the pubs.
We need to wear masks in busy shopping streets but it is choice elsewhere except when entering any commercial premises.
Too hot to go out anyway 39° in the shade at 9.00 am.

lemongrove Wed 12-Aug-20 12:27:41

You would think the BBC would be able to get their facts right, wouldn’t you?
It’s the same as them saying ( for instance) that London had to wear masks in the streets, instead of the City of London ( financial sector etc)