British singer Rita Ora She apologized after reports surfaced that she should have isolated herself when she celebrated her birthday at a London restaurant last month.
The 30-year-old flew to Egypt The Mail on Sunday reported that she attended a private jet on November 21 to give a presentation at the five-star W Hotel in Cairo, where she received six numbers for her appearance.
She returned to England the next day and was asked, according to government quarantine rules, to self-isolate for 14 days.
After news of the concert surfaced, the singer said she was “extremely sorry” for her actions and offered to pay a fine of £ 10,000 for hosting the party.
The Mail on Sunday reported that the Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, was among those present at the event that Aura was booked to present in Cairo.
In addition to her apology, Ora said on Saturday that she would donate any profit from the engagement to charity.
She said in a statement: “I recently traveled to Egypt to perform a party for a private company, as my travel group followed the protocol and submitted negative Covid tests upon entry, as requested by the Egyptian authorities.
“On my return to Britain, I had to follow the advice of the government and isolate myself for the required period. You know, I did not follow the advice of the government and … I apologize again, without reservation.”
“Although I realize that the apologetic words of a pop star might not carry much significance, especially for breaking the rules like myself, I do realize that some may seek to follow my ideal.
“My message to them is simple: Please don’t. The guilt and shame I have endured this week for my mistake is not worth it. Instead, keep listening to the advice of the government and the voices of the NHS champions and take precautions.”
She added that she hopes “one day it will work out for an audience who has given me so much support over the years, and in particular, that I reach the NHS Champions.”
She also said that she later did a coronavirus test, which was negative again.