Amazon (AMZN) has reportedly temporarily suspended the delivery of any items from independent merchants to its warehouse that are not medical supplies or high demand products through April 5 in an effort to prioritize products related to the coronavirus outbreak.

According to the Independent, the decision comes from Amazon after a spike in worldwide shipping caused cleaning supplies and other necessities for COVID-19 to become out of stock.

“We are temporarily prioritising household staples, medical supplies and other high-demand products coming into our fulfilment centres so we can more quickly receive, restock, and ship these products to customers,” an Amazon spokesperson told the news outlet.

“We understand this is a change for our selling partners and appreciate their understanding as we temporarily prioritise these products for customers.”

Amazon reportedly will allow products that are already in route to its fulfillment centers to be accepted and shipped out but no new products will be allowed at the facilities over the next three weeks.

Independent merchants can continue to sell their products on Amazon without using a fulfillment center and the e-commerce giant will notify sellers and venders when the ban has been lifted and normal operations have resumed, the Independent said.

According to the John Hopkins University, there have been over 190,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide, with over 7,500 deaths reported.

Shares of Amazon stock were up 6.63% as of 12:48 p.m. EDT on Tuesday.

AmazonLogo_Aug2014 Two freshly delivered Amazon boxes are seen on a counter in Golden, Colorado on Aug. 27, 2014. Photo: Reuters/Rick Wilking