A great gran who is convinced she had coronavirus in May says now is her time to "get out and live."

Maureen Eames, 83, went viral after telling the BBC she did not "give a sod" about coronavirus.

The retired doctor, from Barnsley in South Yorkshire, said it was ridiculous that her region would be next to live under Tier 3 restrictions.

Speaking to The Sun, she said lockdown has "been a disaster" and is "killing us."

She added: "There were some predictions that half a million people in Britain could die but our death toll hasn’t come anywhere near that.

Maureen Eames, from Barnsley, is married to retired electrical engineer Mike, 81

"Well, I’m not scared and I’ve never been scared and I’m not going to be scared.

"I’m too old. And even if I was young, I’d still not be scared. I don’t give a sod. But many people did succumb to these scare tactics."

Maureen said: "I believe I had coronavirus in May. I woke up with a dry cough and pain in my chest and lungs. I’ve never had anything like it in my life — was like having daggers going into me."

She says she also lost her keen sense of smell.

Maureen said she went for walks, had naps, did yoga and took paracetamol and was "alright" after ten days.

Maureen previously admitted she had coronavirus symptoms but didn't follow lockdown rules

Maureen, married to retired electrical engineer Michael, 81, has shared her controversial views on the pandemic on several occasions and criticised lockdown.

Social media users have since called for Maureen to become Prime Minister.

Speaking to The Sun, she said: "We should never have gone into lockdown. It's been a disaster.

"Do you know we’ve got a £2trillion debt? £2trillion.

"It’s not the Government’s money, it’s our money. Some people don’t seem to realise."

She also expressed concerns that the younger population will be left to repay the debt, with millions of people unemployed.

Pensioner Maureen has also appeared on Good Morning Britain

Maureen added: "I voted for Boris Johnson, I backed him on Brexit and I still back him."

But she said the PM returned to work too soon after battling coronavirus in hospital and criticised his advisors including Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty and Health Secretary Matt Hancock.

The fearless grandma referred to the tenacity of Brits during The Blitz Bombings when people did not give in and said while people today fear coronavirus warnings, she believes many share her views on lockdown.

Insisting her and husband Mike are financially okay, Maureen passed comment on businesses scraping to get by with some going bankrupt and said "it's got to stop."

She added: "A lot of people are now saying, 'lockdown is killing us'. And not just financially. It’s killing us for all the people who don’t get treated for cancer, heart attacks and strokes.

"Boris needs to listen to the Chancellor about spending, get lockdown knocked on the head and get the economy going again."