[LISTEN] Eight boys rescued from Thai cave quarantined at hospital

Eight of the boys rescued from a cave in Thailand are receiving treatment at the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital in the region.

The teenagers have been placed under quarantine and are undergoing numerous tests.

This is according to Richard Ehrlich, the Asia correspondent for the Washington Times.

Authorities are apparently concerned that the boys' immune systems could be vulnerable to infections or that they could have contracted diseases while inside the caves.

Four more young boys and their coach remain in the cave complex and the rescue mission is ongoing.

Read: Risky cave rescue operation continues in Thailand - 8 boys brought out so far

Officials think that the boys may have their immune systems weakened by being in the cave so long or they could have an illness.

Richard Ehrlich, Asia correspondent for the Washington Times

This is the best case scenario.

Richard Ehrlich, Asia correspondent for the Washington Times

Today was two hours faster than yesterday.

Richard Ehrlich, Asia correspondent for the Washington Times

Take a listen to the update on the rescue mission:


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