Government condemns ‘dangerous nonsense’ coronavirus 5G conspiracy theory

Conspiracy theories linking 5G to coronavirus have been slammed by the government as Michael Gove and Professor Powis addressed the nation on Saturday afternoon.

Their strong condemnation comes following reports that 5G masts have been set alight in the UK following the spread of fake news online.

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