The rescued Thai boys who have been receiving treatment in a local hospital, after they got lost in a cave for some weeks, will be released on Thursday, health officials have said
The group, called the “Wild Boars” after their football academy, went into the Tham Luang cave in northern Thailand on June 23 to celebrate a birthday, but became trapped as floodwaters poured in.
Health officials have advised the group to avoid media interviews despite huge interest in their against-the-odds survival story.
They were all rescued on July 10, as the world waited for their safe return.
“All 13 Wild Boars are in good physical health… all are in good spirits,” public health minister Piyasakol Sakolsattayatorn told reporters on Saturday.
“They will be discharged altogether, initially on Thursday.”
The children , and their parents have been advised to spend time with friends and family and not to give media interviews as that could “trigger post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms,” the minister added.
The disappearance of the young footballers and their protracted, daring rescue got the world interested.