Wednesday 21 October, 2020

ICAR member disagrees with Alexander on mandatory mask wearing

Moses Justin

Moses Justin

At least one member of the Iyanola Council for the Advancement of Rastarafi (ICAR) is at odds with his president as it relates to one aspect of the COVID-19 protocol.

A few days ago, Aaron Alexander, president of ICAR, on a local television station said that one of the highlights of a march they will be holding on October 28, 2020, is their disagreement with mandatory vaccination for COVID-19 and the wearing of face masks in public spaces.

Alexander said he accepted the wearing of masks in business places but took issue with the mandatory wearing of masks on the street.

Moses Justin, a member of ICAR, in an interview with Loop News, said he has no problem with someone wearing a face mask in public spaces as long as it is for the persons safety. He said he will always wear one whenever it’s necessary.

“Well the vaccination is something different, but I don’t see anything wrong with someone wearing a mask at this time because of the current situation,” Moses Justin told Loop News.

He added: “We know why that is being done. It is not something they imposed upon us for no reason at all, so I am not against it.”

Justin said wearing a mask is one of the safest things to do right now.

According to Justin, a minibus driver, before Alexander speaks on behalf of ICAR, he should consult its members first.

“ICAR is not one person. It is a group of people. If a decision has to be taken it has to be unanimous,” he said.

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