Egypt’s star Ahmed Mekky tests positive for COVID-19



Sun, 21 Feb 2021 - 09:29 GMT


Sun, 21 Feb 2021 - 09:29 GMT

File: Ahmed Mekky.

File: Ahmed Mekky.

CAIRO - 21 February 2021:Egyptian star Ahmed Mekky announced that he tested positive for COVID-19.

In February,2020,  Mekky presented his first play “Hazalqoum” in Riyadh season.


The play achieved booming success and garnered high revenues.

In the play, Mekky embodied one of the characters he was best known for in his film “La Trago’ Wala Esteslam” (No surrender or retreat) and “El-Kbeer” series.

Mekky presented “Hazalqoum” character in a completely new attire, additionally presenting four new characters on stage.

Theater producer Magdy el-Hawary previously stressed that he chose “Hazalqoum” because he is a big fan of the comical character.


The play is directed by Karim Samy. 

“Khalsana Beshyaka” was Mekky’s latest series.


The series starred Hisham Maged, Shico, Dina el-Sherbiny, Bayoumi Fouad, Intisar, Wizo and Os Os.


It is directed by Hisham Fathi.


Mekky is partcipating in "El- Ekhteyar" (The Choice) part 2 performing the role of one of the terrorist.

Egyptian megastar Karim Abdel Aziz will play the leading role in the TV series “El-Ekhteyar” part 2 which is scheduled to premiere in Ramadan 2021. 


Produced by leading production company, Synergy, “El-Ekhteyar” part 2 is written by Hani Sarhan and directed by Peter Mimi. 


"El-Ekhteyar’’ part 1, achieved huge success highlighting the huge efforts performed by Egyptian army to combat terrorism. 


The series was a national documentation to one of the most heroic and immortal military battles in the Egyptian history, El-Barth national epic. It highlighted the role of the late great Egyptian military icon Ahmed Saber Mansy.


Mansy was the commander of the Thunderbolt Forces who was killed during the clashes between Egyptian Armed Forces and militants as the army besieged the terrorists and foiled attacks that targeted a number of checkpoints in El-Barth village in Rafah, North Sinai in 2017. 


Mansy and his men were transferred to El-Barth village in Rafah after a number of terrorists moved there, which led the Egyptian army leaders to ask Mansy and his brave men to get rid of these terrorists.  


"El-Ekhteyar" highlighted the dark terrorists’ principals and thoughts, which are based on blood, betrayal, and opportunism. 


"El-Ekhteyar" part one was the first Egyptian series to document the several military operations that took place in Sinai against terrorists and talk about the many Egyptian officers and soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the battle. 


Each episode presents a patriotic lesson and a precious principal that shows the greatness of the Egyptian army. The series showed us the stories of many martyrs such as Aly (Asser Yassin), Fathy (Mohamed Emam) and Ramy Hassanien (Ahmed Salah Hosny) among others. 


The series is loaded with unforgettable moments skilfully presented by great director Peter Mimi who managed to create a national epic with every sense of the word.


Egyptian star Amir Karara brilliantly embodied the role of Mansy, portraying his great soul and introducing his noble thoughts. "El-Ekhteyar" introduces us to the human being deep inside this exceptional hero and why he was a Legend. 


By producing this series, Synergy started a new era in the Arab drama production, competing with the European and American productions. 


"El-Ekhteyar" clearly proved that Egypt will continue to combat terrorism with all its weapons, which are our great Egyptian army and our soft power represented in art and drama. 



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