London, United Kingdom:
Prime Minister Boris Johnson will launch a 10 million campaign against obesity, including bans on advertising junk food, after he himself came into contact with the death, some of which he attributed to his weight.
Johnson will announce on Monday his "Better Health" campaign, which, according to British media reports, should include encouraging doctors to adopt "bicycle prescriptions" for overweight patients, more segregated bike paths, and a ban on junk food television advertising before 9:00 p.m.
"Covid-19 has woken us all up about the immediate and long-term risks of obesity, and the Prime Minister realizes that we need to use this moment to eat healthier, more active and better," a government spokesman said on Sunday.
"We will ask the public to use this moment to take stock of their lives and take simple steps to lose weight, live a healthier life and relieve the pressure on the NHS."
According to a report in the Daily Mail, restaurants also have to publish the number of calories in the meals they serve.
Johnson, who fought his own struggles to control his weight, had to be given intensive treatment in April after becoming infected with the virus.
The Guardian's estimate of $ 10 million ($ 12.8 million, $ 11 million) marks a turnaround by the prime minister, who has long resisted the interventionist "nanny state".
A study published by Public Health England (PHE) on Saturday found that obesity increased the risk of coronavirus death by 40 percent.