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Rita Ora flouts Covid rules TWICE after flying to Cairo for private show & failing to self-isolate days before party


POP star Rita Ora has apologised for breaching Covid rules TWICE after she was paid to appear at an event in Egypt.

The 30-year-old singer flew by private jet to Cairo on November 21 to perform at the five-star W Hotel.

Among those present was the Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, The Mail on Sunday reports.

After returning the following day she should have self-isolated for 14 days but instead, threw a birthday party on November 28 at the Casa Cruz restaurant in Notting Hill, West London.

In a statement, Ora said: “I recently flew to Egypt to perform at a corporate event for a private company, where my travel party followed protocol and presented negative Covid tests upon entry, as required by Egyptian authorities. 

“Upon my return to Britain, I should have followed Government advice and isolated myself for the required period. 

“As you know, I didn’t follow Government advice and I apologise again, unreservedly. 

“While I realise the apologetic words of a pop star might not carry much weight, especially one who has broken the rules like I have, I do realise some might seek to follow my example. 

“My message to them is simple: please don’t. The guilt and shame I’ve carried this week for my mistake aren’t worth it. 

“Instead, continue to listen to the Government advice and the voices of the heroes of the NHS and take the required precautions.”

 She added: “I hope to one day make it up to the public who have given me so much support over the years and, in particular, make it up to the heroes of the NHS.

“In the meantime, I will be donating my fee from Egypt to charity. Be better than I have been and learn from my mistakes so you don’t have to learn the hard way yourselves.”

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