The Australian Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, Paul Fletcher has issued stern warning to Australians about misinformation linking the COVID-19 to 5G mobile technology.
The Minister disclosed this in a statement issued on Tuesday morning, stating that there was no evidence that radio waves, used by mobile networks, have any harmful effects.
He said, ”Misinformation about 5G telecommunications networks has become prevalent online amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “Any suggestions that there is a link between 5G and coronavirus are utterly baseless.
“As the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) has said, 5G does not cause the coronavirus and it does not spread coronavirus.
“Interfering or tampering with Telecommunications facilities is a criminal offence. “The Australian government will not tolerate any vandalism of communications infrastructure and I urge Australians to report any suspicious activity to their local police.
“Causing damage to mobile phone networks can cut vital connectivity, risking serious harm, even death, if a person is unable to contact Triple Zero.’’
NAN reports that the Chief Medical Officer, Brendan Murphy had repeatedly ruled out any link between the technology and the spread of COVID-19. He said “There is no link between 5G and COVID-19. 5G does not cause COVID-19. “It does not spread COVID-19, nor does it increase the severity of COVID-19 or make people more susceptible to COVID-19.
“Turning off your WiFi will not protect you from COVID-19.”
“The best way you can protect yourself is to practise physical distancing and good hygiene and to stay at home if you have any cold or flu-like symptoms,”he added.
Recall that the WHO on Friday refuted claims that the 5G network spreads coronavirus.