The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) said that 5G doesn't spread Covid-19 and has warned people not to fall prey to such myths.
"We all need to rely on scientifically-based evidence and refrain from these baseless theories," said ICASA chairperson Keabetswe Modimoeng in a statement released on Monday, urging people "not to be swayed by these conspiracy theories that are hell-bent on bringing instability and fear within the nation."
This follows the burning of the service providers Vodacom and MTN telecom towers last week by some people who believe that the spread of Covid-19 linked to the deployment 5G technologies, Xinhua news agency reported.
ICASA explained that South Africa followed the standards prescribed by International Telecommunication Union and the World Health Organization. There is no evidence that 5G poses any health risks to the country or its citizens.