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Amir Khan believes the COVID-19 outbreak is linked to the testing of 5G communication networks.
Talking to his 1.3 million followers on his Instagram story, the former world champion discussed his conspiracy theory of how coronavirus is a manmade thing and is serving as a distraction.
He revealed he had "been watching a lot of these videos and stuff" and although scientists say otherwise, has come to the conclusion that the high-speed technology is bad news for humans.
The UK government has quashed the conspiracy theories circulating, with cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove dismissing them as "dangerous nonsense".
Meanwhile Khan has given his own theory on the coronavirus pandemic via his Instagram story.
"I don't think it's coming from China. That's a lie, really," he said. "People are saying that they were eating bats and snakes and the poison mixed. What b*llshit is that? Do you believe that? I don't.
"Coronavirus this, coronavirus that - you're probably getting bored of it, as I am. Do you not think it's anything to do with that 5G in these towers that are going up?
"It's a manmade thing. It's been put there for a reason - while they test 5G. It might be for population control - get rid of a lot of us, especially when they say that it harms old people. Look at these towers at nighttime that have been put up, then telling people not to go out.
"I bet they're going to put one of those towers outside my house," predicted Khan. Who is behind all this? I hope it doesn't start a war or anything."
You can see Khan's full breakdown of his theory here:
NHS England's national medical director Stephen Powis also weighed in, adding: "The reality is that the mobile phone networks are absolutely critical to all of us, particularly at a time when we are asking people to stay at home.
"Those are also the phone networks that are used by our emergency services and our health workers and I'm absolutely outraged, absolutely disgusted that people would be taking action against the very infrastructure that we need to respond to this health emergency."
"It is absolute and utter rubbish and I can't condemn it in stronger terms than that."
Khan admitted he's expecting some people to conclude that he's "taken one too many punches to the head" but he has actually been helping out in these tough times.
He generously offered the option for the NHS to use a facility he had built to host weddings in Bolton, saying, "I am prepared to give my 60,000 square foot 4 story building which is due to be a wedding hall and retail outlet to the NHS to help people affected by the coronavirus."
In addition, he will also donate 40 million Pakistani Rupee (just short of £20,000) to the Pakistan government for their coronavirus emergency fund.
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