Johnson: COVID-19 has not robbed me of my mojo


British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said speculation that he was still suffering from the effects of coronavirus was “drivel” pushed by his Brexit opponents.

“I’ve heard a lot of nonsense recently about how my own bout of COVID has somehow robbed me of my mojo,” Johnson said in a speech to his Conservative Party on Tuesday.

“And of course this is self-evident drivel, the kind of seditious propaganda that you’d expect from people who don’t want this government to succeed, who wanted to stop us delivering Brexit and all our other manifesto pledges.”

 British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was too fat when he became gravely ill with COVID-19 and that he has since lost 26 pounds (11.79 kg).

“I have to admit the reason I had such a nasty experience with the disease is that although I was superficially in the peak of health when I caught it, I had a very common underlying condition – my friends I was too fat,” he said in an online speech to his party conference.

“And I’ve since lost 26 pounds…and I’m going to continue that diet.”