News ID: 271016
Published: 0953 GMT July 04, 2020

Indian man wears gold mask to protect himself from coronavirus

Indian man wears gold mask to protect himself from coronavirus
Pune man wears mask made of gold worth Rs 289,000.

From masks to scarves and dupattas, people are using many things to cover their faces during the novel coronavirus pandemic. The health officials have made it clear that covering one's face is a necessity in order to protect oneself from the virus and people are implying to that.

However, a man in the Pimpri-Chinchwad region of Pune is covering his face with a mask made of gold. You can read that again. Shankar Kurade got a gold mask made for himself to wear during the pandemic, according to

Shankar Kurade, a resident of Pimpri-Chinchwad of Pune district, who has got himself a mask made of gold worth Rs 289,000, said, "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."

News agency ANI shared multiple pictures of Shankar on Twitter and since then he has gone viral.

The total number infected with the novel coronavirus in India has crossed the 600,000 mark and over 18,000 deaths have been recorded. Pune has reported around 6,000 COVID-19 positive cases with 274 fatalities.

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