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Watch: Videos show Thai boys rescued from Tham Luang cave in good health

Video clips captured moments of levity shared between the boys, still confined to their beds and wearing surgical masks

New Delhi: The world signed in relief when on Wednesday the first images of the 12 boys who had been rescued, from the Tham Luang cave complex along with their football coach, were revealed.

Video clips captured moments of levity shared between the boys, still confined to their beds and wearing surgical masks in an isolation ward, and the doctors who are now treating them at Chiang Rai’s Prachanukroh hospital.

“Actually, we didn’t want to show [these clips], but many people didn’t believe [that the boys are healthy], so we decided to show it to the press today,” said Osatanakorn, the head of the joint command centre coordinating the rescue operation, who has led the search and rescue effort since the boys went missing on 23 June, reports The Guardian.

The boys are expected to remain in the hospital, for seven to 10 days, hospital director Dr Chaiwetch Thanapaisal said on Wednesday night. They will receive regular health assessments, and samples of their blood will be sent to Bangkok for testing before they are able to return to normal life.

After they are discharged, they will have to stay home for 30 days to receive physical rehabilitation treatment and undergo continued health monitoring. Osatanakorn said that if the boys’ health improves, they may be able to talk to reporters.

“This depends solely on the physicians and their families,” he said.

 

 

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