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  1. Legal news
    02 April 2020
    A cure for COVID-19? – Don’t make the claim unless it is true.
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/china/a-cure-for-covid-19-dont-make-the-claim-unless-it-is-true

    Preferred summary The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has led to a scramble for pharmaceutical and medical devices which can prevent or treat COVID-19 infections. Currently there is no vaccine or treatment for COVID-19 ...

  2. Legal news
    17 March 2020
    COVID-19 Spain: "State of alarm" and temporary reduction of workforce
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/spain/covid-19-spain-state-of-alarm-and-temporary-reduction-of-workforce

    On 14 March 2020, the Spanish Government formally declared the "state of alarm", which implies amongst other measures the limitation of citizens' circulation rights and general closure of retail commerce.

  3. Legal news
    03 April 2020
    EU guidelines on the exercise of the free movement of workers during COVID-19 crisis
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/eu-guidelines-on-the-exercise-of-the-free-movement-of-workers-during-covid-19-crisis

    The European Commission just published guidelines on the restrictions of the free movement principles in the context of the current COVID-19 crisis. Based on overriding public security and public health grounds, many ...

  4. Legal news
    14 January 2021
    Sweden: Can employers force employees to take the COVID-19 vaccine
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/sweden/can-employers-force-employees-to-take-the-covid-19-vaccine

    In Sweden, employers should already now consider that some of their employees will be unwilling to vaccinate, and plan accordingly.

  5. Legal news
    12 February 2021
    COVID-19: New Act On PCR Testing Of Labour Force Arriving From Abroad Passed And With Immediate Effect
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/denmark/employment---krav-om-testning

    As a consequence of the covid-19 situation and in light of emerging new virus mutations which may entail increased dissemination, the government has decided to make it a requirement for employers engaging labour force ...

  6. Legal news
    29 June 2020
    China Frontline June 2020 - Ahead of the Curve: what employers need to know when re-opening offices?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/china/china-frontline-june-2020-ahead-of-the-curve

    In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Chinese government has issued a number of guidelines on the epidemic control and prevention to employers and the general public. What one can observe from the development of ...

  7. Legal news
    04 August 2020
    Hong Kong: Wrong Place at the Wrong Time – Managing Hong Kong Employee Mobility Issues During COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/china/wrong-place-at-the-wrong-time

    The world, many organisations are wondering how to navigate the legal landscape and the practicalities resulting from employees or new hires being stranded in geographical locations outside their normal or anticipated ...