Amir Khan has claimed that the coronavirus pandemic could be a direct result of the building of 5G towers.

The boxer released a series of bizarre Instagram posts, in which he comments about the escalating health crisis.

He is heard saying, "I don't think it's coming from China. That's a lie, really.

"People are saying that they were eating bats and snakes and the poison mixed. What b*****t 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 man-made 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 night time 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. Who is behind all this? I hope it doesn’t start a war or anything.

“Every time 3G, 4G, 5G happens, there’s always a pattern. Back in 2003, when 3G was released to the world, [there was a] SARS outbreak. Then in 2009, was 4G was introduced, everyone seemed to have this big outbreak of swine flu. 2020, guys – 5G, coronavirus breakout.”

He adds, “[They will say] that Amir Khan has lost his head." 

“They’ll probably try to section me off, saying ‘this guy has taken too many punches to the head."

Independent fact-checking bodies have debunked a number of 'absurd' consirisory theories surrounding 5G and the coronavirus.

In a report, Grace Raham from Full Fact wrote: “There is no evidence that 5G is harmful to humans.

“5G is the next generation of wireless network technology, following on from 4G. Like 4G, 3G and 2G before it, 5G mobile data is transmitted over radio waves - a small part of the whole electromagnetic spectrum (which includes microwaves, visible light and X-rays).

“These radio waves are non-ionising, meaning they don’t damage the DNA inside cells, as X-rays, gamma rays and UV rays are able to do.

“5G, although at slightly higher frequencies than previous networks, is still in this radio part of the electromagnetic spectrum.”

Public Health England also said there is no “convincing evidence” that exposure to such non-ionising radio waves can cause adverse effects on health.