A cruise ship that caught a virus that’s killing passengers has been closed to all but those with valid visas.
The U.S. Coast Guard reported late Monday that a cruise ship from Florida that left San Diego in early April was infected with the coronovirus, and that passengers were being transferred to hospitals for treatment.
It wasn’t immediately clear if anyone else was infected.
The ship was in port in San Diego, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) east of San Francisco, when it left the city for Florida and then to New York.
The Coast Guard said it didn’t immediately have any information on how many people were on board.
A spokesman for the cruise line declined to provide a breakdown of how many passengers were aboard.
The cruise ship is a member of the Carnival Corporation, which owns the ships that sail between Florida and the U.s. mainland.
The company said on its website that “every effort is being made to ensure the safety and well-being of all guests and crew.”