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Rita Ora's Mother Vera Slams People Breaking Coronavirus Rules

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Rita Ora's Mother Vera Slams People Breaking Coronavirus Rules

Singer Rita Ora's mum has slammed people who aren't following social distancing rules, days after her daughter was caught breaking lockdown for the second time.

Vera Sahatçiu, 56, is a psychiatrist and she went back to work for the NHS during the pandemic. She re-posted a photo of Regent Street to her Instagram story, showing it packed with people.

She wrote: "Can't believe this, has the virus disappeared already?"

Credit: Instagram/Vera Ora
Credit: Instagram/Vera Ora
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It comes after her daughter Rita was forced to apologise for the second time after being caught breaking lockdown rules.

The singer was first seen celebrating her 30th birthday with a group of friends at a London restaurant during the national lockdown in England last month.

But the Mail on Sunday then revealed that she had travelled to Egypt on 21 November to perform a private concert at the W Hotel in Cairo, where the country's president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi was said to be in attendance.

After reportedly being paid a six-figure sum, Ora then returned to England the next day but failed to quarantine for the 14 days required under government rules.

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Instead she attended her own birthday party less than a week later.

In a statement provided to the newspaper, Ora apologised for her actions.

She 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.

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"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."

Last week (Wednesday 2 December), Ora had already issued one apology as police were called to Casa Cruz restaurant in Notting Hill on 28 November following reports of a large gathering.

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Photos published online showed a number of celebrities going in and out of the venue, including model Cara Delevingne.

Featured Image Credit: PA/Instagram

Topics: UK News, Celebrity, Rita Ora

Amelia Ward
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