A conspiracy theory that links 5G cellular telecommunications masts to the spread of the novel coronavirus is dangerous faux news and completely false, Britain stated Saturday after masts in a number of parts of the nation were torched.
When asked by a reporter concerning the so-called “concept” that 5G telecommunications masts could play a job in the spread of the illness, British Cabinet Officer Minister Michael Gove mentioned: “That’s simply nonsense, dangerous, too.”
Mobile phone masts have been vandalized and telecoms employees abused in Birmingham in central England and Merseyside in northern England, hammering connectivity at a time when people are counting on it more than ever.
An arson attack at a tower in Birmingham controlled by BT, Britain’s largest telecoms firm, induced vital damage. It provided 2G, 3G, and 4G companies to thousands of individuals; however, it did not have 5G capability, the corporate stated.
NHS England’s national medical director, Stephen Powis, stated the 5G conspiracy concept was faux news with no scientific backing that risked damaging the emergency response to the pandemic.
A lobby group for the UK’s mobile operators – consisting of EE, O2, Vodafone, and Three – stated it was aware of the false rumors linking 5G to the pandemic, and that telecoms staff had been threatened.