Lilian Cox and Doris Hobday put out the message on their Lil & Doris Facebook page to inform their followers about their positive tests and ask them to take the virus seriously.
The 96-year-olds said they had both stayed in over the Christmas period, but had taken a test after Doris had a high temperature and Lilian had a cough, with both tests coming back positive.
They said:"We have said in the past if him up there wants us.... he’s going to have to run fast! We took a routine Covid test just before Christmas and it was negative. We have both stayed in over the Christmas period to keep safe and was lucky to have each other for company.
"A few days ago Doris had a high temperature and Lil had a cough, so we took a 2nd test and unfortunately the results came back positive. We are both in shock...we have been inside for most of 2020 sticking to all the rules and being careful, now this has happened and we can’t work out why or where we’ve picked it up from.
"We are writing this hoping we can save people from getting this horrible virus, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE take this seriously- COVID is real and it’s affecting so many lives across the world...don’t let it affect yours or your families.
"We are running faster than ever because we both aren’t ready yet... we still haven’t met Jason Statham! 👵🏻💕👵🏻
"We will keep you all updated and send our best wishes to you all. Keep Safe. Love Lil & Doris xx"