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Coronavirus Outbreak: Time to Review Force Majeure Provisions in International Commercial Contracts

February 13, 2020

Companies that may be affected by the Coronavirus outbreak should take proactive steps to mitigate their risks and prepare to address any interruption to their operations. One important step is to review their contracts to determine whether “force majeure” provisions may apply.

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Coronavirus: APEC Health Cooperation Imperative as Economic Integration and Interdependence Grows in the Presence of Health Threats

February 7, 2020

Health officials of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies are convening in Putrajaya, Malaysia this weekend to discuss strategies for the surveillance and management of the outbreak of 2019-nCov (coronavirus).

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Insurers Keeping a Watchful Eye on Diverse Losses from Coronavirus Outbreak

February 5, 2020

As authorities react to the Coronavirus outbreak originating from Wuhan, China, and its growing impact on world health, individual corporations and industries as a whole also are moving to mitigate any potential impact this health crisis may have on their business operations.

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Coronavirus: DHS Announces New Travel Restrictions on Certain Inbound U.S. Flights and Travelers from China, Including Medical Screening and Quarantine

February 3, 2020

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced over the weekend that to combat the spread of the Coronavirus, all flights departing after 5 pm EST on February 2, 2020 from China, and all passengers traveling from China will be routed through one of eleven U.S. airports where they will be required to make first entry and be screened.

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Coronavirus: Key Issues for Employers

January 31, 2020

As concern about coronavirus – the upper-respiratory infection that was first diagnosed in humans in Wuhan, China in late 2019, and has spread to the United States in recent days – grows worldwide, employers face a series of questions regarding the impact the virus will have on the workplace. Please click here for additional guidance on what employers must do to maintain a safe workplace.

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