Nurse, 36, fights for life in Walsall hospital after contracting coronavirus

Henrietta Brewer
March 25, 2020

The sister of the nurse, Kazeema Nasreen who also works in the same hospital as a healthcare assistant said that the family thinks that she could have been infected by the virus "virtually anywhere".

She confirmed her sister is now in a critical condition and on a ventilator, but "making tiny little progress".

'I want everyone to know how unsafe this is. "My sister is only 36 years old and is normally fit and healthy".

Her sister, Kazeema Nasreen, said: People are not taking this seriously enough.

"I just wanted to be able to look after people, particularly those who are elderly and vulnerable", she said.

Her sister, Kazeema, said the family are "heartbroken" but she praised the staff at Walsall Manor Hospital who have gone "above and beyond " in their care, according to BirminghamLive.

The mother of three, Areema tested positive for highly contagious respiratory disease caused by the new Coronavirus on Friday, March 20.

In addition, the unnamed doctor told the media that "I can't confirm much but I can say she deteriorated within the space of 24 hours and is in ITU [intensive treatment unit]".

"Obviously we are not allowed to visit him, but hospital staff stay in touch and update us as often as possible".

Before she was put on a ventilator, Areema sent a text message to everyone to let them know and asked everyone to show respect to the NHS employees who she called her "family".

"They have been truly fantastic... they are keeping us all strong and doing everything they can for her". They are keeping us all strong and doing everything they can for her.

DON'T MISSAll in it together!

The 36-year-old, who has no underlying health conditions, was taken to Walsall Manor Hospital after her condition worsened. Then four years ago I finally took the plunge, with the full support of my husband, and started studying to become a nurse.

'She is my queen and is truly loved by everyone - always putting others first.

The number of confirmed cases stood at 5,067.

The death toll is at 281, with the youngest victim just 18.

It comes as seven more people in Wales died after contracting the coronavirus as the United Kingdom death toll hits 240 with 5,018 positive tests for Covid-19.

Speaking this morning, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said people ignoring social distancing advice were "very selfish".

Mr Hancock also hinted that Britain could be moving towards greater lockdown, saying the Government would take "more action" if needed to combat Covid-19.

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