A desperate mother, 30, is urging people to stick to the COVID-19 guidelines and remain home during the crisis after her newborn baby boy tested positive.

11-week-old Ares Banister was brought to Leicester Royal Infirmary last Monday with a high fever. He tested positive for coronavirus the next day.

Mother of four, Jodie, said his condition had normalized but she felt immense fear and panic. In an urgent plea to every parent, she wrote on Facebook:

“So while your all still pissing about going out and about without a care in the world, going to the supermarket for those absolute essentials and going out for your 3 hours long walk that you’ve never done before in your lives….
Our 11-week old BABY has just tested positive for COVID19. We haven’t been out for weeks but unfortunately Christian still has to go to work to make sure Tesco has food on the shelves ready for you all to ransack and hoard.

If you aren’t a key worker please stay at home!!!!! Please please start listening because our entire world has just been tipped upside down!!!”