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    In this grab taken from video provide by Chiang Rai Public Relations Office, emergency workers carry a stretcher with one of the rescued boy to be transported by ambulance to a hospital, in Mae Sai, in the district of Chiang Rai, Thailand. Sunday, July 8, 2018

    Thai Boys Rescued From Cave to Be Released From Hospital Next Week - Minister

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    BANGKOK (Sputnik) - Young footballers from a Thai local football team and their coach, who were rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand earlier in the week, will be discharged from hospital on Thursday, July 19, Thai Public Health Minister Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn said on Saturday at a briefing broadcast by Thai PBS TV channel.

    "All the 13 Wild Boars [the name of the football team] will be released from a hospital on Thursday, July 19… We should prepare them and their families well for the public and media attention which they will face following the discharge," the minister stated

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    All the 12 schoolboys and their coach, who have been trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand for over two weeks, were evacuated by rescuers from the Tham Luang cave on July 8-10 as a result of a unique international search and rescue operation.

    All the rescued individuals are currently kept in medical quarantine in a hospital in the Thai city of Chiang Rai. The medical tests on the boys and their coach have not found traces of any infections endangering their lives and health.

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