Coronavirus pandemic and implications of force majeure

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) illness that has swept into at least 140 countries worldwide and infected more than 200,000 people was officially designated a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). In addition to the humanitarian and public health dimensions of the outbreak, governments have begun implementing drastic measures to mitigate the spread of the virus, including quarantines, closure of bars and restaurants, bans on mass gatherings, and strict travel restrictions.

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