Conspiracy theorists say 5G causes novel coronavirus, so now they’re harassing and attacking UK telecoms engineers

The Verge | Jun 3, 2020 at 3:00 PM
  • Naveed Qureshi always knew his job was important, but as a telecoms engineer working in East London, it didn’t always feel that way.
  • Attackers had set cellphone masts on fire and shared the videos on social media to the applause of fellow conspiracists.
  • Vodafone UK, one of the mobile operators affected by the attacks, noted that the equipment targeted included a mast providing mobile connectivity to a temporary hospital built for COVID-19 patients.