Liverpool City Council would like to reassure people regarding rumours concerning the coronavirus and 5G.
is no credible evidence of a link between 5G and coronavirus.
Director Stephen Powis has condemned the misinformation, calling it “complete and utter rubbish. It is nonsense – the worst
kind of fake news”.
Mr Powis went on to say: “The reality is that the mobile phone
networks are absolutely critical to all of us, particularly in a time when we
are asking people to stay at home and not see relatives and friends.
“But, in particular, those
are also the phone networks used by our emergency services and our health
workers and I am absolutely outraged, absolutely disgusted, that people would
be taking action against the very infrastructure that we need to respond to
this health emergency.”
a city council we understand the importance of maintaining good digital
connectivity, not only for residents working from home or parents
home-schooling their children, but also for the NHS, the police, council staff
and other local partners providing vital services to communities.
telecoms networks are key to tackling Covid-19 and play an important role in helping to
city council will support this work where it can at this critical time.
who wishes to raise concerns about 5G in Liverpool should contact Ofcom which
is the governing body for the mobile phone industry.