A man in Maharashtra’s Pimpri-Chinchwad district of Pune made himself a mask made of pure gold, worth ₹2.89 lakhs ($3,870).
Shankar Kurade in an interview to ANI claimed that the mask was made of gold but is pretty thin and has very minute holes in it to help him breathe.
He later then admitted that he didn’t know if the mask is going to be very effective in preventing coronavirus.
Maharashtra: Shankar Kurade, a resident of Pimpri-Chinchwad of Pune district, has got himself a mask made of gold worth Rs 2.89 Lakhs. Says, “It’s a thin mask with minute holes so that there’s no difficulty in breathing. I’m not sure whether this mask will be effective.” #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/JrbfI7iwS4
— ANI (@ANI) July 4, 2020
Kurade isn’t the only one to make masks out of precious metals. Earlier, a jeweller in south Indian state of Karnataka announced that he makes masks with silver lining for special occasions. The jeweller, Sandeep Sagaonkar claimed that many couples are adding his silver lining masks to their wedding attire.