Cinema Covered In Mould After 2 Months Of Lockdown

Story ByLee Bullen,Sub EditorJoseph Golder,AgencyCentral European News

These photos show the seats and carpets in a Malaysian cinema completely covered in mould after two months of COVID-19 lockdown.

The images were shared on Facebook by netizen ‘Chong Andy’ from the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur where they have been widely circulated.

Although Chong Andy failed to mention where the photos were taken, local media said it was at a cinema in the city of Ipoh in the western Malaysian state of Perak.

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The images were taken nearly two months after Malaysia introduced the Movement Control Order (MCO) to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

In the photos, the purple seats and carpets appear covered in a thick layer of dust and mould.

The same damage is seen in another viewing room with red seats and carpets.

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According to local media, the GSC, TGV and MBO entertainment companies have all said the seats in the photos do not belong to any of their cinemas.

Netizen ‘Eiqa Hisham’ commented: “Wherever it is, the place has poor ventilation!”

‘Yap Chwan Li’ said: “This is actually a good thing for places like cinemas. Finally they can start a full cleanup after 10 years of disgusting filth and dust, time to say goodbye to the cockroaches.”

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Earlier this month, images of ruined leather displays in a Malaysian shopping centre were widely circulated on social media.

In the photos, leather products including shoes, bags and belts are seen covered in mould.

The mould reportedly grew on both leather and faux-leather display models as they were left for almost two months untouched.

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One bag with a price tag of 679 MYR (126 GBP) was completely covered in mould and reports suggest the damage could have been caused by the air conditioning being turned off in the shop.

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