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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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A transit worker takes the temperature of a passenger before letting him on to a ferry in Shanghai, China, on Jan. 30, 2020. Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg A transit worker takes the temperature of a passenger before letting him on to a ferry in Shanghai, China, on Jan. 30, 2020. Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

The spread of the Chinese coronavirus has general counsel scrambling to deal with a crisis that is changing daily and affects legal issues as well as the health and safety of employees.

Sue Reisinger

Senior reporter at ALM since 2004; based in Florida; covers general counsel and white collar crime; contact: sreisinger@alm.com

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