Many countries all over the world are under lockdown due to the deadly coronavirus pandemic, and this has caused serious problems on non-essential businesses. Despite not generating any income, these businesses are still entitled to pay taxes, adding so much of a burden on the employees. Amidst all these, this leatherwear store in Malaysia faced further trouble as their leather products were ruined by fungal molds, during the lockdown.
Malaysia was under a nationwide lockdown since March, as a measure to contain the deadly coronavirus. Due to this, all other businesses except essential services were put to a halt until further notice. These businesses were given the opportunity to reopen, granted the employees meet with all safety criteria, on May 10th, with eased-up lockdown conditions.
As a consequence, after nearly 53 days of closure, this leatherwear and accessories store reopened not long ago, only to find out that almost all of its items were molded, making them unable to be sold or used.
Nex Nezeum shared several photos of various leather products such as shoes, bags, wallets, belts, furniture, etc. covered in unbelievable chunks of fungal mold, on Facebook. Regardless of this unfortunate situation, the sight of so many products being engulfed by mold was truly remarkable.
In the opinion of netizens, the place shown in the pics is a Metrojaya Department Store In Sabah State.
As the first set of moldy photos went viral, Nex shared the second round of moldy pictures too. A cinema also faced a similar issue, with mold growing on all the seats and carpets. As always, the internet knew how to have fun with the news. One commenter even called him “Mycelium Man”, the hero who digs up moldy places for the enjoyment of the internet.
Here are the reactions of the internet for the very moldy news.
Image credits – Nex Nezeum/Facebook
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