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Lawyers and their clients worldwide are responding to the coronavirus outbreak that, since December, has killed nearly 3,000 people and infected more than 800,000. Law.com’s reporters around the world are covering the virus’ impact on law firm operations, client business, and lawyer and staffer safety. Here’s a collection of our coverage, which we’re continuously updating.

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Several international law firms with offices across Greater China and Hong Kong are adopting special measures in response to the Coronavirus outbreak, including paying for employees to take taxis to the office and monitoring staff travel to high-risk areas.

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Simon Lock

Simon joined Legal Week in June 2019 after finishing his degree at City, University of London. His areas of focus are legal tech, insurance, and intellectual property.

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