The World Endoscopy Organization (WEO) supports Chinese colleagues from Wuhan and their forward-thinking proposal regarding contamination of the 2019 nCoVirus. Safety in digestive endoscopy has always been a primary objective of WEO (WEO Recommendations in Digestive Endoscopy, 2017).

In the current situation, not only endoscopy, but all medical and surgical procedures are affected, and only emergency procedures may be performed. This paper, written by colleagues from Wuhan, China, is a valuable contribution to combat the outbreak of this viral disease.

To read the full paper, please view here.

Jean-Francois Rey

WEO President