A “normally fit and healthy” nurse is critically ill in ICU after contracting coronavirus, according to reports.
Areema Nasreen, 36, is currently on a ventilator at the British hospital where she has worked for the past 16 years.
Areema’s family say she has no underlying health problems and first developed symptoms of the virus – body aches, a fever and a cough – 10 days ago. The mom-of-three then tested positive for coronavirus on Friday.
Her sister, 22-year-old Kazeema Nasreen, told BirminghamLive: “My sister who is an amazing nurse on the front line and who always helps so many has now caught this virus. She is critically ill in ICU, on a ventilator and fighting for her life.
“I want everyone to know how dangerous this is. My sister is only 36 and is normally fit and healthy.
“People are not taking this seriously enough. She is young – it is not just the elderly who are at risk.”
Areema’s husband and three children are in isolation and so unable to visit her, making a terrible situation all the more heartbreaking.
I can only imagine how difficult this must be for her loved ones. We’re sending all our prayers in the hope Areema gets better.
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