KZN Health Dismisses COVID-19 5G Conspiracy Theories
Written by Mfundo on 13 January, 2021
By: Lindelani Mbatha
KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu says they are concerned about videos and voice notes spreading false information about COVID-19 and its vaccines.
Simelane Zulu has been briefing media on misleading rumours about the virus and myths surrounding 5G technology.
Last week, aggrieved eThekwini community members set fire to the recently installed 5G masts.
The acts were reportedly driven by conspiracy theories claiming that the 5G network towers were responsible for the spread of the virus through radio waves.
Simelane Zulu says communities must work with government to counter the spread of false information.
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Simelane-Zulu says government is committed to saving people’s lives, and ensuring the spread of the Coronavirus is minimised.
To date the country has more than 34 000 Coronavirus related deaths and more than 240 000 active cases.
Simelane-Zulu adds that the vaccine represents the best hope to save lives.