Well-known Egyptian actor Sayed Ragab revealed earlier this week on his Facebook page that he tested positive for the COVID-19 virus according to a recent PCR test.
As the creative field began wishing him speedy recovery, Ragab underscored that his condition is not worrying and that he is following the coronavirus protocol, taking medication and isolating himself in a room at his home.
Ragab is currently working on the Moussa television series which is scheduled to air during the upcoming month of Ramadan. The actor is taking two-weeks off from shooting. Ragab also has a few other films in the pipeline.
Born in 1950, Sayed Ragab has become one of the best-known Egyptian film actors. He began his acting career in theatre, where he still occasionally performs, while his film career launched with Small Dreams ('Ahlam Saghira'), a 1993 film directed by Khaled El-Hagar and starring Mervat Amin along with Salah El-Saadany.
His unique talent, theatre and onscreen character helped Ragab move fast from secondary to leading roles, becoming one of the most sought-after actors of his generation.
Ragab continued to collaborate with El-Hagar, including in his award-winning 2011 film Longing (El-Shou'), to which Ragab wrote the script for and acted in alongside Sawsan Badr.
Ragab appeared in many other movies and television series collaborating with well-known directors and actors. His most recent works include acting in the short film Habib (2019), featuring film Sons of Rizk 2 (2019), television series Nasr El-Saeed (2018) and Crossroads (2020).
The actor is currently working on a Ramadan 2021 television series, Moussa, starring Mohamed Ramadan. It also features Tara Emad, Somaya El-Khashab and Sabry Fawwaz.
Moussa is directed by Mohamed Salam, who also worked on last year's The Thief series.
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