An Australian musician has said he won’t “help, endorse or promote” the compulsory mask rule of Melbourne because it violates fundamental freedoms.
Victorians living in Metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire will have to wear a mask or face-cover from Wednesday at 11.59pm or pay a $200 fine. Currently live under stage three COVID-19 lockdown controls, residents must wear a mask while entering their homes for the four legal reasons-food , exercise, job or education and care.
There will be certain exceptions for people with a medical reason, children under the age of 12, those with a professional excuse or when it’s not feasible-for instance, while running.
“I just want to say my heart is with you Victoria,” he wrote.
“I’m in complete opposition of the government’s decision to introduce mandated face masks in Melbourne when all it does is strips Australians of their basic rights in what is supposed to be a free society.”
“It’s really quite simple,” he added.
“My mother and her family escaped communism in Hungary as a child to come to Australia.
“My great grandfather hid a Jewish family and an American pilot during Nazi rule in Holland and was killed for doing so. For trying to keep innocent people safe.
“There is no way I’m going to support, endorse or encourage mandatory face masks or lockdowns in a free country.”
Alberts went on to say “our country is no longer free” when residents cannot leave their homes without facing fines.