LONDON: MQM founder Altaf Hussain has been shifted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Barnet Hospital after contracting the novel coronavirus, according to the MQM-London.
Altaf Hussain, according to sources cited by Geo News and other sources, contracted the infection two to three weeks ago and had been admitted to a hospital in London.
On Sunday night, an audio message of the MQM leader was distributed in which the former Karachi strongman appealed, in a shaken voice, to his followers to pray for him after announcing that he had been admitted to the ICU.
“I have been in the ICU in hospital for the last 20 days. It is due to your (supporters’) prayers that I have been able to record this message on this day of Saturday, Jan 30, 2021,” the MQM leader had said.
Hussain had added: “May Allah protect everyone from this disease, Covid-19,” he said, and appealed to listeners to “take precautions and help each other”.
Hussain has a history of various ailments due to his unhealthy lifestyle and obesity.