Keri Hilson: Claims coronavirus isn't big in Africa for lack of 5G

Keri Hilson: Claims coronavirus isn't big in Africa for lack of 5G

- Renowned US singer Keri Hilson shared her findings on social media claiming the 5G network must have been responsible for the novel coronavirus

- According to the theory, the new network, which started in China, uses so much electromagnetic radiation that it could have caused the virus

- The singer added that it had not been that widespread on the African continent as it is not a 5G region

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As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread globally, affecting the lives of many and leading to the majority being stuck at home, some have decided to do research on what might have led to the disease.

One of the researchers is US popstar Keri Hilson, who shared her findings on social media.

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The downside is that she might have fallen for a conspiracy theory and many have bashed her for not being clever enough to distinguish the difference.

Using Africa as an example of how this 5G network could have been the cause of the virus, the singer added that it has not been that widespread in the continent as it is not a 5G region.

"Why do you think the virus is not happening in Africa like that? Not a 5G region. There may be a few bases there, but not as prevalent as other countries. It has nothing to do with melanin (for those theories)," she said.

Hilson said there were early warnings about 5G and what the world is going through are the effects of radiation.

Netizens saw the funny side, reacting to her post with hilarious comments, with some calling her all sorts of words for believing in such theories.

Here are some of the reactions:

Meanwhile, reported that confirmed cases of the coronavirus have risen to 62, according to Health Minister Zweli Mkhize.

However, this is likely to rise pending the outcome of further testing and included in this figure is the first confirmed case for the Limpopo province.

In related news, a Grade 9 Western Cape pupil has tested positive for the coronavirus. The United Herzlia School student is the first case of a child contracting the virus in SA and the school has confirmed that the pupil has gone into quarantine with her family.

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