TikTok Star Charly Jordan Apologizes For Traveling to Rwanda Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

Influencer Charly Jordan apologized to her followers on Monday for touring to Rwanda through the COVID-19 pandemic, saying it was a “very incorrect time to travel and I’m completely in the wrong for doing that” in an Instagram Story.

The apology comes after a wild few days for Jordan, who has greater than 5 million followers mixed on TikTok and Instagram. Final Wednesday, Jordan informed her followers she had “made it to Rwanda” and added she was “definitely corona free haha,” full with the crying emoji face. (Rwanda is one in all only some dozen nations that’s permitting Americans to go to, with some restrictions.)

Jordan’s journey acquired off to a ok begin; her Instagram features a video with Silverback Gorillas, and she or he additionally posted some dancing and consuming movies on TikTok. Issues quickly took a flip for the worst, although, after she examined optimistic for COVID-19 — regardless of having examined optimistic for the virus only some months earlier. In a TikTok video, Jordan tearfully stated “literally the f—ing government showed up at my place, and came and dragged me away from everybody I was with, and I don’t speak the language, and they locked me in this f—ing room. And I can’t leave.” Jordan added the Rwandan authorities wasn’t telling her how lengthy she’d have to be remoted in her room.

Later, as Vulture identified, Jordan stated “the U.S. shouldn’t be letting anyone be traveling out of the country” in a touch upon TikTok. Her response got here after some followers had been vital of her determination to go on a visit, regardless of the pandemic. Compounding issues, Jordan stated she was unable to smoke medical marijuana — which has helped her address anxiousness for a number of years — whereas being locked down in her room.

After 4 days on government-mandated lockdown, Jordan obtained some excellent news: her take a look at had been a false optimistic. She then posted a followup video on TikTok, saying “I knew that I didn’t have it,” as she moved round her room, shook her fingers and held again tears.


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On Monday, the 21-year-old shared the next apology on Instagram — and stated she gained’t be touring till there’s a vaccine for COVID-19.

“I would like to make an apology for traveling during this time, because I know that it’s a very incorrect time to travel, and I’m completely in the wrong for doing that, and I have learned my lesson one hundred percent,” she stated. “Trust me. I’ve been sitting here in this room, locked in this room for the past four days thinking about it, and I will not be traveling anymore during this time.”

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