In a new video, boys yearn for food and wait home next week

CHIANG RAI, Thailand (AP) – The 12 boys and their football coaches are recovering well and are listing their wishlist in a short new video while the health minister says they will be released next week.

Video messages from the boys at a Saturday news conference show that they still wear surgical masks, a protection against infection, as the last of them was dragged out of a cave on Tuesday after being trapped for almost three weeks.

Health Minister Piyasakol Sakolsattayatorn said all 13 would leave the hospital next Thursday. Doctors say that they still need to be carefully monitored for the physical and psychological effects of their ordeal.

This picture, taken on July 13, 2018 and published by Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital, shows Ekraat Wongsockchan, one of 12 boys rescued from the flooded cave, in her hospital room at the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand , The video was shown during a press conference on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in the hospital. (Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital via AP)

This picture, taken on July 13, 2018 and published by Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital, shows Ekraat Wongsockchan, one of 12 boys rescued from the flooded cave, in her hospital room at the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand , The video was shown during a press conference on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in the hospital. (Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital via AP)

This picture, taken on July 13, 2018 and published by Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital, shows Ekraat Wongsockchan, one of 12 boys rescued from the flooded cave, in her hospital room at the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand , The video was shown during a press conference on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in the hospital. (Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital via AP)

This image was taken on July 13, 2018 and published by Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital. It shows Emapol Chanthawong, football coach of the 12 boys rescued from the flooded cave, in his hospital room at the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital in Chiang Rai Province. Northern Thailand. The video was shown during a press conference on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in the hospital. (Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital via AP)

This image was taken on July 13, 2018 and published by Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital. It shows Emapol Chanthawong, football coach of the 12 boys rescued from the flooded cave, in his hospital room at the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital in Chiang Rai Province. Northern Thailand. The video was shown during a press conference on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in the hospital. (Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital via AP)

This image was taken on July 13, 2018 and published by Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital. It shows Emapol Chanthawong, football coach of the 12 boys rescued from the flooded cave, in his hospital room at the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital in Chiang Rai Province. Northern Thailand. The video was shown during a press conference on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in the hospital. (Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital via AP)

This picture, taken on July 13, 2018 and published by Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital, shows Peerapat Sompiangjai, one of 12 boys rescued from the flooded cave, in her hospital room at the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand , The video was shown during a press conference on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in the hospital. (Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital via AP)

This picture, taken on July 13, 2018 and published by Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital, shows Peerapat Sompiangjai, one of 12 boys rescued from the flooded cave, in her hospital room at the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand , The video was shown during a press conference on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in the hospital. (Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital via AP)

This picture, taken on July 13, 2018 and published by Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital, shows Peerapat Sompiangjai, one of 12 boys rescued from the flooded cave, in her hospital room at the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand , The video was shown during a press conference on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in the hospital. (Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital via AP)

This image, taken on July 13, 2018 and published by Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital, shows Panumas Saengdee, one of the 12 boys rescued from the flooded cave, in her hospital room at the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand , The video was shown during a press conference on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in the hospital. (Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital via AP)

This image, taken on July 13, 2018 and published by Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital, shows Panumas Saengdee, one of the 12 boys rescued from the flooded cave, in her hospital room at the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand , The video was shown during a press conference on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in the hospital. (Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital via AP)

This image, taken on July 13, 2018 and published by Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital, shows Panumas Saengdee, one of the 12 boys rescued from the flooded cave, in her hospital room at the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand , The video was shown during a press conference on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in the hospital. (Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital via AP)

This image was taken on July 13, 2018 and published by Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital. It shows some of the 12 boys who were rescued from the flooded cave in their hospital room at the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital in Chiang Rai province in northern Thailand. The video was shown during a press conference on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in the hospital. (Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital via AP)

This image was taken on July 13, 2018 and published by Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital. It shows some of the 12 boys who were rescued from the flooded cave in their hospital room at the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital in Chiang Rai province in northern Thailand. The video was shown during a press conference on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in the hospital. (Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital via AP)

This image was taken on July 13, 2018 and published by Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital. It shows some of the 12 boys who were rescued from the flooded cave in their hospital room at the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital in Chiang Rai province in northern Thailand. The video was shown during a press conference on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in the hospital. (Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital via AP)

This picture from a July 13, 2018 video released by Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital shows Pipat Bodhi, one of 12 boys rescued from the flooded cave, in her hospital room at the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital in Chiang Rai Province Thailand. The video was shown during a press conference on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in the hospital. (Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital via AP)

This picture from a July 13, 2018 video released by Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital shows Pipat Bodhi, one of 12 boys rescued from the flooded cave, in her hospital room at the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital in Chiang Rai Province Thailand. The video was shown during a press conference on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in the hospital. (Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital via AP)

This picture from a July 13, 2018 video released by Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital shows Pipat Bodhi, one of 12 boys rescued from the flooded cave, in her hospital room at the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital in Chiang Rai Province Thailand. The video was shown during a press conference on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in the hospital. (Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital via AP)

This picture from a July 13, 2018 video released by Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital shows Adul Sam-on, one of the 12 boys rescued from the flooded cave, in her hospital room at Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital in the province Chiang Rai, northern Thailand. The video was shown during a press conference on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in the hospital. (Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital via AP)

This picture from a July 13, 2018 video released by Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital shows Adul Sam-on, one of the 12 boys rescued from the flooded cave, in her hospital room at Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital in the province Chiang Rai, northern Thailand. The video was shown during a press conference on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in the hospital. (Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital via AP)

This picture from a July 13, 2018 video released by Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital shows Adul Sam-on, one of the 12 boys rescued from the flooded cave, in her hospital room at Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital in the province Chiang Rai, northern Thailand. The video was shown during a press conference on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in the hospital. (Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital via AP)

This image from a video taken on July 13, 2018 and published by Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital shows Chanin Vibulrungruang, one of 12 boys rescued from the flooded cave, in her hospital room at Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital in the province Chiang Rai Thailand. The video was shown during a press conference on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in the hospital. (Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital via AP)

This image from a video taken on July 13, 2018 and published by Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital shows Chanin Vibulrungruang, one of 12 boys rescued from the flooded cave, in her hospital room at Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital in the province Chiang Rai Thailand. The video was shown during a press conference on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in the hospital. (Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital via AP)

This image from a video taken on July 13, 2018 and published by Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital shows Chanin Vibulrungruang, one of 12 boys rescued from the flooded cave, in her hospital room at Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital in the province Chiang Rai Thailand. The video was shown during a press conference on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in the hospital. (Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital via AP)

This image from a video taken on July 13, 2018 and published by Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital shows Nattavut Takhamsai, one of 12 boys rescued from the flooded cave, in her hospital room at Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital in the province Chiang Rai Thailand. The video was shown during a press conference on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in the hospital. (Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital via AP)

This image from a video taken on July 13, 2018 and published by Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital shows Nattavut Takhamsai, one of 12 boys rescued from the flooded cave, in her hospital room at Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital in the province Chiang Rai Thailand. The video was shown during a press conference on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in the hospital. (Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital via AP)

This image from a video taken on July 13, 2018 and published by Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital shows Nattavut Takhamsai, one of 12 boys rescued from the flooded cave, in her hospital room at Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital in the province Chiang Rai Thailand. The video was shown during a press conference on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in the hospital. (Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital via AP)

This picture from a July 13, 2018 video released by Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital shows Pornchai Kamluang, one of 12 boys rescued from the flooded cave, in her hospital room at the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital in Chiang Rai Province Thailand. The video was shown during a press conference on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in the hospital. (Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital via AP)

This picture from a July 13, 2018 video released by Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital shows Pornchai Kamluang, one of 12 boys rescued from the flooded cave, in her hospital room at the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital in Chiang Rai Province Thailand. The video was shown during a press conference on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in the hospital. (Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital via AP)

This picture from a July 13, 2018 video released by Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital shows Pornchai Kamluang, one of 12 boys rescued from the flooded cave, in her hospital room at the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital in Chiang Rai Province Thailand. The video was shown during a press conference on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in the hospital. (Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital via AP)

This image from a video taken on July 13, 2018 and published by Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital shows Duangpetch Promthep, one of 12 boys rescued from the flooded cave, in her hospital room at Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital in the province Chiang Rai Thailand. The video was shown during a press conference on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in the hospital. (Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital via AP)

This image from a video taken on July 13, 2018 and published by Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital shows Duangpetch Promthep, one of 12 boys rescued from the flooded cave, in her hospital room at Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital in the province Chiang Rai Thailand. The video was shown during a press conference on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in the hospital. (Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital via AP)

This image from a video taken on July 13, 2018 and published by Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital shows Duangpetch Promthep, one of 12 boys rescued from the flooded cave, in her hospital room at Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital in the province Chiang Rai Thailand. The video was shown during a press conference on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in the hospital. (Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital via AP)

This picture, taken on July 13, 2018 and published by Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital, shows Somphong Jaiwong, one of 12 boys rescued from the flooded cave, in her hospital room at the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand , The video was shown during a press conference on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in the hospital. (Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital via AP)

This picture, taken on July 13, 2018 and published by Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital, shows Somphong Jaiwong, one of 12 boys rescued from the flooded cave, in her hospital room at the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand , The video was shown during a press conference on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in the hospital. (Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital via AP)

This picture, taken on July 13, 2018 and published by Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital, shows Somphong Jaiwong, one of 12 boys rescued from the flooded cave, in her hospital room at the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand , The video was shown during a press conference on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in the hospital. (Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital via AP)

This image from a video taken on July 13, 2018 and published by Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital shows Monkol Boompeam, one of the 12 boys rescued from the flooded cave, in her hospital room at Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital in the province Chiang Rai Thailand. The video was shown during a press conference on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in the hospital. (Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital via AP)

This image from a video taken on July 13, 2018 and published by Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital shows Monkol Boompeam, one of the 12 boys rescued from the flooded cave, in her hospital room at Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital in the province Chiang Rai Thailand. The video was shown during a press conference on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in the hospital. (Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital via AP)

This image from a video taken on July 13, 2018 and published by Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital shows Monkol Boompeam, one of the 12 boys rescued from the flooded cave, in her hospital room at Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital in the province Chiang Rai Thailand. The video was shown during a press conference on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in the hospital. (Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital via AP)

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