He stated this on 29 June broadcast Times Radio.
According to Johnson, before he took “a very libertarian position” in relation to the problem of excess weight, however the coronavirus pandemic, caused him to change point of view (the extra weight causes problems with pressure, which is one of the risk factors in COVID-19).
According to him, statistics show that the UK citizens will experience much more problems with obesity than citizens of other European States. He said that the government should try to solve the problem of overweight as a serious health problem.
What kind of specific measures are at issue, Johnson said.