The conspiracy theory that links the towers of 5G networks with the spread of the new coronavirus is false and dangerous – this idea has come from several British officials in recent days. The reason was the arson of towers in several parts of the country and attacks on employees of cellular companies.
When asked by the journalist about the so-called “theory” linking 5G towers and the spread of the disease, British Cabinet Secretary Michael Gove said: “It’s just nonsense, dangerous nonsense.”
The arson in Birmingham of the tower, owned by the largest British telecommunications company BT, caused significant damage. The source notes that the company does not yet provide 5G services.
Stephen Powis, head of NHS England’s national health organization, said the conspiracy theory linking 5G and coronavirus is fake without any scientific basis and could interfere with an emergency response to an outbreak.
“The 5G story is nonsense, nonsense, the worst example of fake news,” Powys said. “The reality is that mobile networks are absolutely necessary for all of us.” He added that telephone networks are used by emergency services and health workers.
The group, lobbying for the interests of mobile operators, including EE, O2, Vodafone and Three, has confirmed that it is aware of rumors linking 5G to the coronavirus outbreak and threats to telecommunications company personnel. According to Vodafone, the second largest mobile operator in the world, attacks on towers affect national security.