Numerous conspiracy theories shared on and off social media claim that 5G mobile networks are the cause of coronavirus pandemic.

This has been asserted to be false by AFP. Experts have said that 5G is based on radio frequency and that this does not create viruses according to AFP.

This claim was recently amplified by popular American singer Keri Hilson who asserted that coronavirus is caused by fifth-generation wireless technology, known as 5G.

Below are some reactions to this claim of 5G causing coronavirus by some Nigerians:

5G is Definitely not the Cause of Covid 19 as speculated in your WhatsApp Voice Note but some report shows it could be Def Dangerous to Human Health. Those saying No to 5G in Nigeria might have a point

— King Nonny 👑 (@Zaddy_nomso) April 4, 2020