The predominant COVID-19 illness is viral pneumonia. Airway interventions are mainly required for tracheal intubation and establishing controlled ventilation.

The faculty of Intensive care medicine, Intensive care society, Association of Anaesthetists and Royal College of Anaesthetists have brought out Airway management Guidance in Covid 19 patients.

The guidance points out that Procedures during initial airway management and in intensive care unit (ICU) may generate aerosols which will increase the risk of transmission. However, as the epidemic increases there will be many patients in the community with COVID-19 who are asymptomatic or have mild disease. These patients may present for emergency surgery for unrelated conditions.

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