In response to media reports stating that "the number of cases that had sought medical consultation on the Panshi Fast Combat Support Ship increased sharply, and it is wondered whether the Military was involved in a cover-up?" The Ministry of National Defense (MND) responded with the following elaboration (20):
1. At the initial inspection and checking of medical records on the Panshi Fast Combat Support Ship, members of the ad-hoc task team could only have discovered medical consultation records for 70 persons and 71 man-time based on the disinfection status of one cabin after another, as the concerned parties have now been put in isolation in the contaminated cabins and are observing quarantine.
2. After the entire ship was disinfected, investigators conducted another check again, and confirmed that the number of persons who sought consultations was 148, with 226 man-time (fever five, upper respiratory tract 10, headache two, gastrointestinal discomfort 18, seasickness 62, surgery 41, skin 23, oral cavity 10, ophthalmology 11, and others [health consultation, etc.] 44) medical and consultation records.
3. All of the medical and consultation records on the Panshi Fast Combat Support Ship have been transferred to the Central Epidemic Command Center for epidemic investigation to clarify the cause of diagnosis, and the MND has indicated that no cover-up has taken or will take place.