Telecoms regulator the Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA) has joined the list of voices to dispel claims that fifth-generation (5G) technology is the cause of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
This comes amid heightened chatter linking 5G to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic doing the rounds and going viral on social media platforms.
ICASA says it would like to urge all South Africans not to be swayed by these conspiracy theories that are hell-bent on bringing instability and fear within the nation.
The regulator notes that in its April 2020 statement, it debunked the conspiracy theories that link the spread of COVID-19 to the deployment of 5G.
It reiterates its position that the development of standards for International Mobile Telecommunication for 2020 (IMT-2020) and beyond (commercially known as 5G), is continuing at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU); and that the administration, including ICASA, contributes and participates in these processes.
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