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Shearman & Sterling and Ashurst have become the latest law firms to shut their Hong Kong offices for deep cleaning after one staff member at each firm tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

All those who have tested positive are required to be hospitalised, and those identified as close contacts to positive carriers are to be quarantined for two weeks in government facilities.

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Jessica Seah

Jessica Seah covers Asia for Law.com International. She writes about lawyers and legal issues in Singapore and throughout Southeast Asia, as well as in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and China. Her coverage includes the business of law, global and domestic law firms, legal tech, in-house legal departments and regulatory issues. She can be reached at [email protected]

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