Banksy’s latest artwork on the spread of coronavirus has been removed from the inside of a London Underground train carriage.

The street artist posted a video on his Instagram account showing him spraying his well-known rats sneezing over the inside of the carriages.

The artist appears prominently in the video himself, donning a mask and PPE suit, before carrying a paint sprayer and stencils onto the Circle Line train.

At one point in the video, captioned "If you don't mask - you don't get", he is approached by a fellow traveller and waves them away from the area where he sprayed his graffiti.

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However, the artwork is now no more as Transport for London (TfL) confirmed on Tuesday evening the work was removed “some days ago” due to strict anti-graffiti policy.

However, it added it would welcome Banksy to recreate his message “in a suitable location”.

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A TfL spokesperson said: “We appreciate the sentiment of encouraging people to wear face coverings, which the vast majority of customers on our transport network are doing.

“In this particular case, the work was removed some days ago due to our strict anti-graffiti policy.

“We’d like to offer Banksy the chance to do a new version of his message for our customers in a suitable location.”

The artwork was the first public output from the artist since his suggestion last month of what should be placed on the plinth of the statue of Edward Colston.