Qatar Airways laid off about 200 staff in Doha this week as the coronavirus outbreak hammers travel demand.
Philippine Labour Secretary Silvestre Bello said on Wednesday that the government was trying to ascertain the “real cause” behind Qatar Airways’ unexpected decision to lay off about 200 Filipino workers.
The layoffs were reported earlier by ABS-CBN. It said the Filipino employees, including engineers and maintenance staff, were laid off on Tuesday and others had also lost their jobs.
State-owned Qatar Airways had warned it would report its third consecutive loss this financial year, which ends this month before the outbreak battered global travel demand.