“I am not sure if it will be effective to protect me from a coronavirus infection,” he admitted to AFP about the mask that weighs two ounces. - Shankar Kurhade shows his face mask made out of gold
The businessman said he’s “taking other precautions.”
“It is not the gold or cloth mask, but social distancing and hand washing that will protect human beings from coronavirus,” he told the Indian Express.
India has made face masks mandatory in public places in a bid to control the pandemic. As of Monday morning, the country had almost 700,000 confirmed cases with close to 20,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University data.