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Egypt's renowned filmmaker Amir Ramses tests positive for COVID-19

Ramses's condition is not serious and does not require hospitalisation

Ahram Online , Wednesday 17 Feb 2021
Amir Ramses

"I have tested positive for COVID, if you have seen me during the last week please be careful," wrote renowned Egyptian director Amir Ramsis on his Facebook page on 14 February.

Ramses' condition is not serious and he is isolating himself at home.

Over the past months, COVID-19 infections have increased among artists, with a majority of them being rather light and not needing hospitalisation.

Ealier this month, actor Sayed Ragab revealed that he had been infected with the disease and last Monday he confirmed that he has recovered. Actor and writer Sabry Fawwaz also contracted the virus recently and is also on the way to full recovery.

Born in 1979, Ramses directed numerous short films and documentaries. He also worked as an assistant director and producer in several independent films. He is best known for directing the two-part documentary Jews of Egypt and the feature film Betawqit Al-Qahera (Cairo Time).

His most recent film, Curfew, participated in the 42nd Cairo International Film Festival’s official competition. The film earned Ilham Shahine the Best Actress Award, which she shared with Natalya Pavlenkova for her role in Conference.

Ramses is also an artistic director of the Gouna Film Festival.

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