BBC filmed students drinking in Jesmond as an example of not caring about coronavirus

Well lads, we have been well and truly called out


Hundreds of students in Newcastle descended onto Osborne Road yesterday to celebrate St Patrick’s Day, despite growing concern from the public and government following coronavirus information.

And who caught us doing it? Only the bloody BBC. Footage was filmed on Osborne Road of students gathering en masse outside Blanc, drinking away their sorrows and celebrating St Paddy’s day – unaware that The Beeb were watching.

Footage taken by BBC of Osborne Road was played on BBC North East last night, and can been seen on The Newcastle Tab Instagram story.

This follows Boris Johnson’s call for the people to stay away from pubs, clubs and large public gatherings in the new coronavirus information, where he advises “social distancing”. But there wasn’t anything socially distant about Blanc last night.

It also comes after both Newcastle and Northumbria announced to students that they were stopping face-to-face teaching earlier this week, in regards to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Students may have turned to Os Road to cope with the boredom, or maybe it’s just because Jesmond Tesco has ran out of a lot of essential items following the coronavirus lockdown scare, including loo roll, and we literally can’t go to the loo in our student houses. We will never know.

For official help and advice on COVID-19 visit the NHS website here.