Kylie Jenner is using her massive influence to speak about the seriousness of the coronavirus and COVID-19 -- the disease caused by the virus.
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star shared via her Instagram stories that she has been on a self-quarantine since Tuesday, March 10. Hollywood Life reports that Jenner decided to urge her millions of followers on the platform to do the same on Thursday, March 19, as many restaurants, bars, and other social gatherings have shut down in an effort to keep the virus from spreading further. Experts have also encouraged people to stay at home as much as possible.
Many people within the millennial generation and Generation-Z, however, have neglected the warnings and have opted to continue their group outings. This prompted U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams to beg Jenner to inform her followers about the importance of staying home amid the current pandemic.
Jenner left several posts on Instagram to follow in her footsteps and also practice social distancing. The Kylie Cosmetics CEO was at home and confirmed to her fans that the virus can be harmful to those who don't take precautionary measures.
"I know I've already been doing my daily reminders about how important it is right now to practice social distancing and self-quarantine. I'm going on my ninth day. The coronavirus is a real thing. I listened to the surgeon general this morning, and even though I've already been doing my daily reminders, he definitely encouraged me to come on here and talk to you guys so you could see me and hear me," Jenner said.