A "fit and healthy" nurse, 36, on the frontline of the battle against coronavirus is now in critical condition after being diagnosed with the illness, her devastated family have revealed.
Her sister Kazeema Nasreen, who works as a healthcare assistant at the same hospital, told Sky News that the family think she could have picked it up "virtually anywhere".
Areema started having symptoms such as high temperature, cough and body aches about 10 days ago. She is critically ill in intensive care, on a ventilator and is fighting for his life.
Speaking to BirminghamLive, Areema's sister Kazeema urged everyone to "take coronavirus seriously".
Areema's sister Kazeema said, "My sister, who is an awesome front-line nurse and still helping so many people, has caught the virus now".More news: Covid 19 coronavirus: Greta Thunberg says she has coronavirus
"I want everyone to know how risky this is. My sister is only 36 years old and is normally fit and healthy".
Kazeema continued, "People don't take this seriously enough".
Areema lives with her husband and three children, who are now in isolation and unable to visit the NHS nurse. However, they praised the staff at the hospital for going "above and beyond" in caring for her sister, reports state.
After qualifying as a staff nurse at the hospital's Acute Medical Unit in January a year ago, she exclaimed: "I am so blessed to have this role and absolutely love it".
Nasreen, whose husband and three children are in isolation and unable to visit her, qualified as a staff nurse in January past year and works at the hospital's acute medical unit.More news: Italy registers 63927 coronavirus cases, day-to-day slowdown of deaths
Before being put on a ventilator, Ms Nasreen sent out a text to everyone to let them know and asked everyone to show the utmost respect to the NHS staff who she called her "family".
In an effort to encourage more people to get into nursing, particularly those from Muslim backgrounds, she said at the time of her qualification in 2019: "I would like to think that I can inspire others".
"They have been truly wonderful... 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.
"The Manor Hospital are brilliant and she has loved working there for over 15 years". "I spoke to so many staff who really encouraged me to follow my dream until I gave up housekeeping and became a Healthcare Assistant here while raising my three children with my husband".
She was tested for coronavirus last week and her results came out on March 20.More news: Cruise ship with 42 sick passengers expected to dock at Port Everglades
The number of confirmed cases stood at 5,067.