Shankar Kurhade, a businessman from Pune, Maharashtra, India, splurged 4,000 US dollars, or 289,000 Indian rupees to get a gold face mask to avoid Coronavirus.
Following the spread of the coronavirus around the world, social distance, as well as face masks, have become essential and that is why various types of face masks are available in the market but Indian businessmen eager to wear gold jewellery got face mask made of for himself.
This face mask of Shankar weighs 60 grams i.e. 5 tolas which has been made by the artisans in 8 days.
The Indian man said it is a thin face mask with tiny holes that help him to breathe easily.
Regarding the help of the mask in preventing coronavirus, Shankar said that he does not know how much the gold mask helps in protecting from coronavirus, so he takes other precautions too.
Shankar Kurhade, 49, is fond of wear gold jewellery including a gold necklace, a gold bracelet and several gold rings.
“People are shocked to see me wearing a gold mask in the bazaar and take selfies with me,” he added.
Note that the highest number of 22,000 new cases of coronavirus was reported in India in a single day while 442 more people lost their lives. The spread of the virus in the western and southern parts of the country came to light during the monsoon rains.
According to reports, the western Indian state of Maharashtra, whose capital is Mumbai, the most densely populated and economic hub, recorded the highest number of coronavirus cases.
A further 6,364 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Maharashtra today (July 4th) and the deadly pandemic killed more than 198 people.