A Television station owned by a Nigerian Pastor has been sanctioned by Ofcom, the broadcasting authority in London.
As reported by the BBC, the authority punished Chris Oyakhelome’s Loveworld Limited, which runs the Loveworld channel that can be viewed in the UK, “after a news programme and a life sermon included potentially harmful claims about the cause of the coronavirus and its treatment.
Oyakhelome claimed the virus was linked to the 5G network and alleged it was part of a plan to create ‘a new world order.”
Narrative of such claims has been widely condemned by scientists, who opined the idea of the connection between the COVID-19 and the 5G is “complete rubbish” and biologically impossible.
Ofcom said that the programme “Loveworld News included unsubstantiated claims that 5G was the cause of the pandemic and that this was the subject of a global cover-up.”
Ofcom also criticised the said sermon which seeks to question the motive of those searching for the vaccine.
The UK authorities though admitted they are not against the divergent views but this has to be “put into context” but should not be targeted to undermine the effort of its health authorities.