An Indian man mentioned he paid about Sh400,000 ($4,000) for a bespoke gold face masks to guard him from the coronavirus raging within the nation.
The valuable steel masking weighs 60 grams (two ounces) and took craftsmen eight days to make, mentioned businessman Shankar Kurhade, from the western metropolis of Pune.
“It’s a skinny masks and has tiny pores that’s serving to me to breathe,” Shankar mentioned.
“I’m not positive if it will likely be efficient to guard me from a coronavirus an infection however I’m taking different precautions,” he added.
When going out, the 49-year-old mentioned he likes to adorn himself with gold jewelry weighing a kilogramme, together with a bracelet, necklace and rings on every finger of his proper hand.
Kurhade — whose firm makes industrial sheds — mentioned he received the concept for the gold face masks after seeing a media report a few man carrying one comprised of silver.
“Persons are asking me for selfies,” he mentioned.
“They’re awestruck once they see me carrying the gold masks in markets.”
India has made face masks necessary in public locations in a bid to manage the unfold of the virus within the nation, which has round 650,000 confirmed instances and greater than 18,600 fatalities.