Indian Businessman Wears Pure Gold Face Mask For Better Protection From The Pandemic

Salena Harshini |Jul 07, 2020

This Indian man has spent nearly 3 lakhs of Indian rupees to have a customized gold face mask to help him prevent the disease.

Recently, an Indian man said that he paid a big sum to buy a customized gold face mask to protect himself from the emerging highly contagious pandemic that has been creating turmoil across the nation.

The bespoke mask is reported to cost him a whole US $4,000 which equals almost 3 lakhs of Indian rupees.

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The viral face mask is made of pure gold

The man in the story – businessman Shankar Kurhade who is hailed from the western city of Pune, said that the metal covering is 60g heavy and it took the craftsmen one week and one day to make.

He added that the gold face mask is thin and it includes tiny pores that help him to breathe.

Shankar Kurhade said,

"I am not sure if it will be effective to protect me from a coronavirus infection, but I am taking other precautions."

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Shankar Kaurhade, a businessman from Pune, likes to wear gold jewelry weighing one kilogram

While heading out, the 49-year-old businessman says that he likes wearing gold jewelry that weighs a kilogram, consisting of a necklace, bracelet along with rings on every single finger of his right hand.

Kurhade - whose company makes industrial sheds - said he got the idea for the gold face mask after seeing a media report about a man wearing one made from silver.

He also said that people have been asking him for selfies whenever he is out. They are impressed when seeing him wearing this gold face mask to markets.

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Shankar Kurhade, showing his pure gold face mask as he poses for a photograph amid the spread of the COVID-19 disease

India has officially made wearing face masks a mandatory rule in public places in order to control the growth of coronavirus in the nation. They have now recorded more than 720,000 infected cases to date with over 20,000 fatalities. Recently, India has surpassed Russia in terms of COVID-19 cases, turning into the third worst-hit country in the world after Brazil and the United States.

Coronavirus cases are approaching the 12 million mark worldwide as numbers in the United States, Brazil, India, and other countries continue to rise.

Read more information here: India Overtakes Russia To Rank Third In Highest Coronavirus Cases, Will It Pass America As Well?

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