The boys were rescued one-by-one in a complex operation involving international teams that began Sunday and finally ended Tuesday.
All the children survived, but a Thai Navy SEAL, Petty Officer Saman Kunan, died during the rescue.
The boys would have to stay in hospital for up to 10 days, Chaiwetch said. They would then need to recuperate at home for 30 days, he said.
Parents of the first eight boys freed have been able to visit them but had to wear protective suits and stand 2 meters (7 feet) away as a precaution. Authorities are worried about the possibility of infections picked up in the cave.
Meanwhile, two of the American servicemen involved in retrieving the young soccer players revealed the race against time as cold water, depleting oxygen levels and little visibility made the mission extremely dangerous.
“We knew if we didn’t act when we acted, there was not going to be a successful rescue,” Air Force Maj. Charles Hodges, told NBC’s “Today” on Wednesday.
Master Sgt. Derek Anderson, who was inside the cave during the rescue, added: “We can all be proud.”
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