Pastor Chris’ TV station sanctioned over coronavirus comments’

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A television channel in the United Kingdom owned by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, one of Nigeria’s most influential evangelical pastors has been sanctioned by Ofcom, the broadcasting authority in London.

The authority punished Chris Oyakhilome’s Loveworld Limited, which runs the Loveworld channel that can be viewed in the UK, “after a news programme and a live sermon included potentially harmful claims about causes of, and cure for, Covid-19”.

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Pastor Oyakhilome has connected the coronavirus pandemic to 5G networks and linked it to the fact that it was part of a plot to create a “new world order”.

Such opinions have been widely condemned by scientists, who say the idea of a connection between Covid-19 and 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’”.

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Ofcom also condemned a sermon that was broadcasted that questioned the motives of those looking for the cure of the virus.

The United Kingdom authority said that it was not against controversial views, but these had to be “put into context” and not undermine trust in the health authorities.

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