PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — U.S. Steel is laying off employees and reducing operations due to the coronavirus pandemic.

U.S. Steel says it lost $391 million in the first quarter of the year.

Layoff notices were sent to 6,500 employees, but not all of them will be laid off.

A blast furnace at the Edgar Thomson plant will be idled, the Irwin plant will operate at reduced levels and coking times at the Clairton plant will be slowed.

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