More law firms are taking precautions to protect their attorneys and clients from contracting and spreading the coronavirus, officially called COVID-19, which has now spread to 47 countries and has infected at least 82,000 people.

World leaders have responded by issuing travel restrictions and closing down public spaces. On Thursday, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that he will request all elementary, junior high and high schools across Japan to close temporarily, starting March 2, in an attempt to stop the spread of the virus in Japan.

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