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Indian man wears $4,000 gold face mask during coronavirus pandemic

This coronavirus protection is pure gold.

An Indian businessman is going viral after paying $4,000 to have a face mask made out of the pricey precious metal.

“It is a thin mask and has tiny pores that is helping me to breathe,” Shankar Kurhade, 49, of Pune, told Agence France-Presse.

“People are asking me for selfies,” he said. “They are awestruck when they see me wearing the gold mask in markets.”

Kurhade, whose company makes industrial sheds, told the Indian Express that he “didn’t do it for publicity” — but said the mask probably isn’t the best choice to fight the contagion.

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