Conspiracy theory that ‘5G radiation sparked coronavirus’ slammed as ‘dangerous nonsense’ by Michael Gove

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After HOAR revealed the claim had gone viral, the senior minister slapped it down in today’s press conference.

Michael Gove at today’s briefing

Mr Gove claimed it was vitally important people were “knocking down this rubbish“, and warned spreading it put lives at risk.

He said: “The stories that have gone about that they spread the disease-that’s just nonsense, dangerous nonsense as well.”

His fury was echoed by National Medical Director of NHS England Stephen Powis.

He said: “[It’s] complete and utter rubbish and the worst kind of fake news.

“The reality is that the mobile phone networks are absolutely critical to tall of us particularly at a time we are asking everybody to stay home.

“I am absolutely disgusted that people would be taking action against the very infrastructure we need to respond to this health emergency.

“It is absolute and utter rubbish and I cannot condemn it in stronger terms than that.”

Mr Gove also revealed the NHS had been boosted by new ventilators, with 300 arriving from China and even more being made in Britain.

He said: “We’ve been buying invasive ventilators from partners abroad, including Germany and Switzerland, and today 300 new ventilators arrived from China.”

Mr Gove added there are now more than 8,000 ventilators in the NHS and the aim is to produce and secure even more.

Stephen Powis bashed the claims as “utter rubbish”

It comes after conspiracy nuts were reportedly setting phone masts alight and targeting engineers over a bizarre claim 5G “radiation” caused the deadly coronavirus spread.

The theory originated last month after a video filmed at a US health conference claimed Africa was not as affected by the disease because it is “not a 5G region”.

It was quickly debunked after the World Health Organisation confirmed there were thousands of Covid-19 cases in Africa.

The government has also confirmed there is “no evidence to suggest that 5G has anything to do with Covid-19”.

Celebs have been slammed for sharing the conspiracy theory, including Jason Gardiner and Callum Best, who posted similar claims that 5G can impact the immune system.

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