While the US is busy debating if masks are a political statement rather than a weapon to fight the novel coronavirus, Indians have found a way to cash on this essential item.
As couples aren’t shying away to tie the knot even during the pandemic, jewellery shops are now showcasing high-end masks to go with wedding trousseau.
According to a report by News18, an establishment in Surat Gujrat is selling diamond-studded masks with price starting from Rs 1 lakh and go up to Rs 4 lakh.
Surat has now emerged as the new hotspot for coronavirus in the state and Ahmedabad's positive cases are on the declining trend.
Earlier, Shankar Kurade, a resident of Pimpri-Chinchwad of Pune district, has got himself a mask made of gold worth Rs 2.89 lakh. He said, "It is a thin mask with minute holes, so that there is no difficulty in breathing. I'm not sure whether this mask will be effective," he told ANI.