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  1. Richard Body, Deputy Editor
  1. Emergency Department, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, United Kingdom
  1. Correspondence to Dr Richard Body, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, United Kingdom; richard.body{at}manchester.ac.uk

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Welcome to the May 2020 edition of the Emergency Medicine Journal. As Emergency Departments (EDs) face up to the unprecedented challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic, in this issue we have a range of very pertinent papers to assist you with the new challenges of your daily practice.

Managing COVID-19, the Singapore way

Singapore was one of the first countries to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In this issue of the journal, we are privileged to be able to share the insights of Tan et al, who report on their response in a Paediatric Emergency Department in Singapore. The issue of personal protective equipment (PPE) has been widely covered in the media and causes considerable anxiety to healthcare workers on the front line. In this manuscript, we can learn from the risk-based approach taken by this department in Singapore, dividing the Emergency Department …

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