Health Secretary Matt Hancock has told people “don’t kill your gran” as he called for rules aimed at limiting the spread of coronavirus to be observed.

He told BBC Radio 1’s Newsbeat: “The message to everybody of any age, the risk of spreading it to others – and, especially others who are older, and therefore highly vulnerable to the disease – that risk is real.

“Sticking to the social distancing rules is incredibly important.

“The question is, how much are you willing to risk the lives of yourself and others by breaking the social distancing rules?

“Don’t kill your gran by catching coronavirus and then passing it on.

“And you can pass it on before you have had any symptoms at all.”