Rumours and conspiracy theories over a link between the rollout of 5G and the spread of coronavirus have been spread primarily through several social media networks. A variety of groups exist on Facebook and Nextdoor, where thousands of members repeat false and misleading claims that 5G is supposedly harmful.
What exactly is 5G?
5G is the fifth generation of wireless communications technologies supporting cellular data networks. Large scale adoption began in 2019 and today virtually every telecommunication service provider in the developed world is upgrading its infrastructure to offer 5G functionality.
According to a theory by the leader and founder of Christ Embassy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, the introduction of 5G network, and the Coronavirus Pandemic is a work of the Antichrist for the new world order.
There is no scientific evidence that links the coronavirus pandemic to 5G, nor any immediate negative health effects to 5G.