The first boys rescued from a Thai cave have been given chocolate and a TV — but can't turn it on

  • The first four boys who were rescued from a Thai cave on Sunday have been given some chocolate.
  • The boys had asked for a number of their favourite dishes while trapped in the cave, but they are only being fed plain foods at the moment.
  • The boys also have a TV in their hospital room, but can’t watch it yet for the sake of their mental health.

The first few boys who were rescued from a Thai cave have been given chocolate and access to TVs, though they can’t yet watch them.

On Tuesday morning the first four boys rescued over the weekend were given bread and chocolate after asking for some of their favourite dishes from home.

A doctor said at a press conference on Tuesday that the boys have been given relatively plain and unspicy foods like rice congee while they recover, and have not yet received the pad kra pao (a chicken and basil dish) and other meals they had written about in letters to their parents.

The boys have also have TVs in their hospital room, but aren’t yet allowed to watch it, for the sake of their mental health, officials said.

The boys are expected to remain hospitalized for at least a week, meaning they won’t be able to take up FIFA’s invitation to attend the World Cup final in Russia.

“They can watch on TV,” the doctor said.

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