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Mold covers bags, shoes in department store after 2 months of coronavirus lockdown

/ 05:11 PM May 12, 2020

A department store in Malaysia, which has been closed since March, has replaced items on display after they were found to have mold.

Photos of bags and shoes covered in mold circulated on Sunday, May 10, after Facebook user Nex Nezeum posted them.

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Can open shop also no point…goods all damaged after being left in shop for 2 mths…😥

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Posted by Nex Nezeum on Sunday, May 10, 2020

“Goods all damaged after being left in shop for 2 [months],” he said. Wallets, belts and a seat for putting on shoes were also among the objects infested with mold.

The post has been shared over 46,000 times as of this writing.

Though the Facebook user did not mention the store, department store Metrojaya issued a statement yesterday, May 11, saying that its store in Suria Sabah shopping mall was pictured in a social media post.

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Posted by Metrojaya on Monday, May 11, 2020

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It said that the pictures were taken for “internal use” and that the store has been closed since March 18. It noted that an investigation was underway to find out how the goods “came to be in that condition.”

“All damaged goods have now been removed from our shelves and replaced with new stocks,” it assured customers.

It also posted videos of its stores being disinfected prior to opening again to the public.

We take it very seriously in cleaning and disinfecting our stores to ensure a safe and healthy experience to our valued…

Posted by Metrojaya on Monday, May 11, 2020

The outlet in question is set to reopen on May 13 as Malaysia’s lockdown measures have been relaxed on May 4.  /ra

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