Boys Rescued from Thailand Cave Are In ‘Good Health’ Despite Weight Loss and Lung Infections


Thongchai Lertwilairattanapong, an inspector for Thailand’s health department, gave reporters an update on the health of the 12 boys and their coach who were trapped in a cave for over two weeks. In new footage released today, the children are seen in their hospital beds smiling and cheerful.

Lertwilairattanapong said the children, ranging in age from 11 to 16, had lost an average of 2 kg (4.4 lbs.) during the ordeal and are being provided with a food similar to milk to provide protein and nutrients, the outlet reported.

The 13 will be quarantined for up to a week due to high risk of infection, Today reported. Three members of the group were being treated for minor lung infections.

“They have scratches, fever, and signs of hypothermia, but overall they’re in remarkably good health,” the outlet said on Tuesday, adding that parents will be able to see their kids while they’re in quarantine, but not touch them.

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