AS a bonus to help those in isolation pass the time, the maker of one of the most popular mobile games of all time - Candy Crush Saga - is offering FREE lives during the coronavirus outbreak.

Games maker King, the company behind 'match-3' puzzle game Candy Crush Saga, is offering players the chance to enjoy free lives for 24 hours, each time they open the app on their phone or tablet.

The firm also produces games including Farm Heroes Saga and Pet Rescue Saga, which are also offering free lives during the crisis.

To claim your free lives simply close the app if it is running and restart it. You should see a pop-up ad offering you the chance to claim your bonus.

Candy Crush Saga is ranked among the most popular mobile games of all time, with tens of millions of players taking on more than a trillion levels since it was released in 2012.