Indian man wears gold face mask to ward off coronavirus

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'I am not sure if it will be effective to protect me from a coronavirus infection but I am taking other precautions,' says businessman Shankar Kurhade.

GOLD MASK. Businessman Shankar Kurhade wears a face mask made of gold and being worth 289,000 rupees amid concerns over the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, in Pune on July 4, 2020. Photo by Sanket Wankade/AFP

"It is a thin mask and has tiny pores that is helping me to breathe," Shankar told Agence France-Presse. When going out, the 49-year-old said he likes to adorn himself with gold jewellery weighing a kilogram, including a bracelet, necklace and rings on each finger of his right hand.


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