No Man is an Island

This month, as the world's major religions celebrate significant festivals – Easter, Passover, Ramadan and Vaisakhi – in isolation, the test of faith is set to intensify.

We salute all health care professionals in the front line of this global public health challenge and we mourn the grievous loss of colleagues and extend our heartfelt sympathy to their dear families, friends and colleagues.

We recognise the essence of the quote from a poem by John Donne:

"No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;..."

(from MEDITATION XVII, Devotions upon Emergent Occasions)