The Portuguese company has decided not to renew fixed-term contracts with 100 workers, a measure contained in the contingency plan.
Portuguese flag-carrier TAP has decided not to renew fixed-term contracts with 100 workers, who have already been notified, a measure contained in the contingency plan implemented by the company in the context of the Covid-19 outbreak.
“We confirm that we are not renewing the employment contracts of employees who are on fixed-term contracts,” a TAP source told Lusa.
The new coronavirus, responsible for the Covid-19 pandemic, has infected more than 220,000 people around the world, of whom more than 8,900 have died.
Of those infected, more than 85,500 recovered from the disease.
After the outbreak in China in December, the disease has now spread to 176 countries and territories, leading the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare a pandemic situation.
The European continent is currently the one with the highest number of cases, with Italy, with 2,978 deaths out of 35,713 cases, Spain, with 767 deaths (17,147 cases) and France with 264 deaths (9,134 cases).
In Portugal, the Directorate General for Health (DGS) raised today the number of confirmed cases of infection to 785, 143 more than on Wednesday. The number of deaths in the country has risen to three.