By: William Yen
The latest case was the 30th resulting from a cluster infection on board the "Panshi," a fast combat support ship which was part of a three-ship flotilla that visited Palau in mid-March, said Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), who also heads the CECC, at a daily press briefing.
The flotilla left Taiwan in early March, stopped in Palau from March 12-15, and returned to Taiwan on April 9 but the crew were not allowed to disembark until April 14-15 because of quarantine regulations.
The latest patient, a male in his 30s, tested negative for COVID-19 after all 744 crew on the three ships were placed in quarantine on April 18, following the discovery that some on board had contracted the disease, the CECC said in a statement. [FULL STORY]