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Sherif Mounir Denies Coronavirus Infection Rumors


Fri 26 Jun 2020 | 09:01 AM
Yara Sameh

Egyptian actor, Sherif Mounir broke his silence about the circulating rumors that claims that he and his daughter, contracted Coronavirus.

Mounir released a statement on Instagram addressing the claims, saying: “The reports are untrue. May God keep disease away from us and everyone,”

The 61-year-old actor was seen recently in TV series “Wi Neheb Tani Leh” (Why should we fall in love again?), which achieved great success during its premiere in Ramadan.

It also stars Yasmin Abdulaziz, Sawsan Badr, Karim Fahmy, Islam Gamal, Badria Tolba, Iman El-Sayed, Laila Ezz El-Arab, Tara Emad, Saba Al-Rafii, and others.

TV series “Wi Neheb Tani Leh” is written by Amr Mahmoud Yassin, directed by Mostafa Fekry, and produced by Synergy production company.

Sherif Mounir

The novel coronavirus was first reported in Wuhan, China, and has infected more than one million people and killed over 234,139 worldwide. It also hit several celebrities and top political figures around the world.

The virus is a new member of the Coronaviruses group, which was never identified in humans. The viruses’ family also includes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV), which cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases.

Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Humans and animals such as mammals and birds can be affected by the disease.

The name coronavirus is derived from the Latin corona, meaning “crown” or “halo”.

On February 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the official name for the disease caused by the new coronavirus is Covid-19, taken from the words “corona”, “virus” and “disease”.

Wuhan

In December 2019, an outbreak was reported in Wuhan, China. On 31 December 2019, the outbreak was traced to a novel strain of coronavirus, which was given the interim name 2019-nCoV by the World Health Organization (WHO), it was later renamed SARS-CoV-2 by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses.

On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared coronavirus a global pandemic as the new virus has rapidly spread to more than 800,000 people from Asia to the Middle East, Europe, and the United States.

Transmission of viruses between humans happens when someone comes into contact with an infected person’s secretions, such as droplets in a cough.

Coronavirus can also be transmitted by coming into contact with something an infected person has touched and then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.

It is known that older people appear to be more vulnerable to the effects of the emerging virus.

The virus caused complete paralysis in all activities and events with large gatherings worldwide due to concerns over the spread of the virus.

People across the globe partake in self-isolation for 14 days as an effective precautionary measure to protect those around them and themselves from contracting COVID-19.

 Sherif Mounir

It is worth mentioning that Mounir was born on May 14, 1959, in Mansoura, Dakahlia governorate.

He enrolled in the acting department of the Higher Institute of Theatrical Arts, following the advice of poet Salah Jahin.

Mounir started his career in the mid-1980s, appearing in TV series “Rihla El Milion” (Journey of a Million), “Bakeeza We Zaghloul,” and “Leyyali El Haleema” (Nights of El Helmeya).

He also starred in several films such as “El Tawfaan” (The Flood), “Darbet Maalim” (Master Stroke), and “Abnaa’ Wa Kutla” (Children and Murderers).

Mounir got his big break in the 1990s, when he played "Youssef" in the 1991 film “The Kit Kat.”

He has appeared since then in a significant number of films, including “Diso Disco,” “Romantica,” “Short Wa Fanila Wa Kab” (Shorts, Tanktop, and Hat), “Sihr El Layyali,” (Sleepless Nights), “Welad El ‘Am”, and “Hysteria.”