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COVID-19 cases are rapidly increasing around the world. The virus is already having a detrimental impact on the global economy and the effects on the shipping industry could be far-reaching. In this special section, the Lloyd's List team of expert analysts guide you through what it means for global trade, shipping and maritime, with daily updates.




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Legal Focus: Covid-19 coverage dispute highlights importance of early decision-making
Strategic decisions made early in a case, including in which forum to file, can influence case-dispositive issues such as the law applied by the court
Dalian, China
Chinese port halts resuming crew Covid testing after backlash

The new requirement appears to have been suspended amid complaints from shipping firms

UK government TV and film pandemic scheme to pay out £50m

Payouts under the Film and TV Restart Scheme are expected to be less than a tenth of the £500m initially budgeted

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Louisiana high court reverses policyholder's Covid BI victory
Restaurant not entitled to insurance recoveries as it did not incur 'direct physical loss of or damage to' property as a result of the Covid-19 virus







Can carriers contain a coronavirus cash crisis?

While the impact of the coronavirus pandemic will be felt across the industry, some will be better able than others to ride out the storm

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