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Fighting fit gran, 93, tells her grandkids ‘I’m still here, there’s no getting rid of me’ in coronavirus lockdown video

A FIGHTING fit 93-year-old grandma has promised "there's no getting rid of me" in a heartwarming coronavirus lockdown video for her grandkids.

The gran was filmed assuring her family there was no way the deadly virus was going to get her, and told the country they should all follow the social distancing rules.

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The video of the 93-year-old was posted to twitter by her grandchild, and quickly went viral, with people flocking to tell the grandma how "wonderful" her message was.

She said in the video: "Hello everybody, I'm still here."

"I'll tell you I'm like a bad penny, there's no getting rid of me."

She sent out a message to her grandkids wishing them well.

"I hope you're keeping well and doing what you're told."

"Keep to the rules and you will all be fine - it will pass."

She wasn't at all worried about the lockdown, which means elderly Brits such as herself should isolate at home for as long as 12 weeks.

She said: "Bye by the now, I love you all (and) think about you a lot."

It gave many a much-needed boost to deal with the nation-wide lockdown.

Some people even wanted regular updates from "wee granny".

One wrote: "Can we please get updates from #WeeGranny like, daily?! She legit made me feel better than anyone yet in this catastrophe. Go Granny!!" 

Dozens of others echoed the comment, asking where they can sign up for Wee Granny updates.

Another said the grandchild was lucky to have such a super-granny: "Your (sic) are very lucky...she is fabulous. The way she says "It will all pass" is so comforting."

The video has had more than 3 million views.

Her heartwarming message comes just after the shocking rise of deaths, with 563 dying in the last 24 hours.

Everyone in the UK has been told to stay at home unless they need to leave for three "essential" reasons - grocery shopping, exercise, or work if it's not possible to do it from home.

Many Brits in isolation have followed the granny's example and kept their spirits up while in lockdown.

In Southampton, an entire street sang happy birthday to a little girl who was forced to spend the day at home.

Elderly care home residents are no longer allowed to see family and friends, with visitors banned at homes across the countries.

But many of the residents started taking high-spirited photos to assure family members they weren't letting the pandemic get them down. 

Last week, people across the UK hung out their windows and balconies to cheer together for the incredible efforts of NHS workers on the frontline. 

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