The Thai hospital where 12 boys and their soccer coach are recuperating after being rescued from a flooded cave has released video showing them in their hospital beds, chatting with nurses and making two-finger victory signs.
The video shows the boys in an isolation ward in beds with crisp white sheets and wearing green surgical masks.
The youngest, 11, appeared asleep while others, including their 25-year-old soccer coach, sat in bed, their faces obscured by green surgical masks.
Some of their parents are seen crying and waving to them from behind glass.
Nurses chatted with them and the boys responded with the customary Thai sign of respect hands pressed together while bowing the head.
Chaiwetch Thanapaisal, director of the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh hospital, told a news conference together with the officials involved in the rescue that “everyone is strong in mind and heart”.