He said, though, that this was not the right time for an inquiry in the handling of the crisis.
"I'm afraid you will find.in the great anthology of embarrassing former articles that people always drag up, some of them from this paper I expect, but you will find, I have taken a sort of very libertarian stance on obesity", he told Times Radio.
It said the 560 million pounds ($615m) for school repairs and upgrades was on top of more than 1.4 billion pounds ($1.73bn) in school condition funding committed in 2020-21, and that the 200 million pounds ($247m) would bring forward plans first announced by the finance minister.
"Let's not mince our words, I mean this has been an absolute nightmare for the country and the country has gone through a profound shock". But in those moments you have the opportunity to change and to do things better.
He added: "I do think by the way that some things you did feel very, very tough and you're right that you know people say the other things like that".
Asked whether he thought every day about the high level of total virus deaths and infection rates in Britain, Johnson said: "Every day".
When asked if he was still anxious that total deaths and the infection rate remained too high, he added: "Every day I worry".
His comments came as Leicester was poised to endure another fortnight of lockdown in an attempt to quell a local surge in coronavirus.
Johnson, who spent time in intensive care battling Covid-19, said the government owed it to all those who have died and suffered to look at exactly "what went wrong and when".
"They are much, much lower than they were a few weeks ago and that is encouraging".
Boris Johnson has promised an infrastructure spending blitz to revitalise the battered United Kingdom economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
"I totally understand that and we will".
"The crucial thing is to make sure that we're ready to crack down on local flare ups and that's why we have the wack-a-mole strategy".
"I happen to think that the moment is not right now in the middle of a ready getting things going, still dealing with the pandemic, when everybody is flat out, I don't think the moment is right now for concentrating a huge amount of official time to all that".
Now, as many countries ease restrictions in the hope of restarting their economies, new outbreaks are emerging. New coronavirus cases have been surging in more than half of USA states, reaching record highs.
In Florida , beaches in Miami-Dade County are set to be closed for the usually well-attended Fourth of July weekend. Republican governors in Texas and Florida defied encouragement from Donald Trump to reopen their economies.
Sutton said he would not announce the lockdown of any suburb on Monday, but it was still under consideration. The second new outbreak was also linked to a different family in Truganina, with three new cases recorded.
Images on social media appeared to show armed officers entering a building and a large number of emergency vehicles outside. He went to investigate and found the lift was "covered in blood" then saw two people "gasping for air" after being stabbed.
Members of Working Together Mississippi, a religious leadership organisation, listen as Bishop Ronnie C. A new flag is not allowed to include a Confederate symbol and must include the words "In God We Trust".
Missouri has a so-called Castle Doctrine, or a law that permits people the use of deadly force if people enter their homes. Activists can be heard shouting " eat the rich " and "why are you threatening us?" The city's prosecutor wasn't available.
Assange was arrested by British police in Ecuador's London embassy in April 2019 after the country revoked his asylum protection. The LulzSec leader was cooperating with the Federal Bureau of Investigation at the time, according to the statement .
Shale pioneer Chesapeake Energy files for bankruptcy
McClendon pushed the company to acquire enormous tracks of land in several states, taking on mounting debt along the way. Chesapeake reported a quarterly loss of $4bn that year and the first wave of layoffs began with 750 jobs.
BBC pundit suggests Declan Rice is the West Ham weak link
According to reports from The Sun , Chelsea are looking to sign West Ham midfielder Declan Rice in the summer transfer window. Rice isn't the only player on the Blues' radar, though, with Kai Havertz and Ben Chilwell also in their sights.