An Indian businessman from Western City of Pune shocked many after he paid about KSh400,000 l/$4,000 for a gold face mask to protect him from the coronavirus.
“It is a thin mask and has tiny pores that is helping me to breathe,” Shankar said.
“I am not sure if it will be effective to protect me from a coronavirus infection but I am taking other precautions,” he added.
The 49-year-old said he likes to adorn himself with gold jewellery including a bracelet, necklace and rings on each finger of his right hand.
The BUSINESSMAN owns company that makes industrial sheds.
He got the idea for the gold face mask after seeing a media report about a man wearing one made from silver.
“People are asking me for selfies,” he said.
“They are awestruck when they see me wearing the gold mask in markets.”
India has around 650,000 confirmed cases and more than 18,600 fatalities making it mandatory for her citizens to wear facemasks when in public in order to tame the spread of the novel Corona Virus.