By: Lee Hsin-Yin
The latest case was the 28th resulting from a cluster infection on the "Panshi" fast combat support ship that 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 to 15, and returned to Taiwan on April 9 but the people on board could not disembark until April 14 and 15 because of quarantine regulations.
The patient is a male cadet in his 20s, who first developed a fever and cough and lost his sense of taste on March 23 while still at sea, the CECC said. [FULL STORY]