ITU: No scientific basis between 5G and COVID-19
As claims linking 5G technology and the spread of COVID-19 are mounting, ITU stands on the side of science and makes it clear that such claims have no scientific basis whatsoever. Bringing trusted news and facts about COVID-19 is paramount.
With billions of people confined at home, a global economy in dire straits, and countless precious lives in the balance, the response to the COVID-19 pandemic is everybody's responsibility. The information and communication technology (ICT) community has a critical role to play in helping governments, businesses and people everywhere cope with this unprecedented crisis and ultimately defeat this disease. Already, ICT technologies and services are supporting continued access to healthcare, education, and essential goods and services, safeguarding the social and economic fabric of societies worldwide.
ITU, as the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies, strong of its global and diverse membership, has called on the ICT community and others to rise to the challenge and show solidarity in the face of the pandemic's threat to humanity.
To address the strain experienced by telecommunication networks, vital to the health and safety of people across the world, ITU has launched the Global Network Resiliency Platform (REG4COVID) to help policy-makers, regulators and industry players ensure that networks are kept resilient and telecoms services are available to all, to the maximum extent possible.
ITU has joined UNESCO's Global Education Coalition to ensure that #LearningNeverStops for the more than 1.5 billion students and youth across the planet affected by school and university closures, reaffirming the commitment of ITU to connecting people at all stages of education to learning opportunities in these uncertain times and building more resilient education systems in the longer term.