The field hospital at Tham Luang would continue its services for two more days, treating people who were involved in the rescue, mostly for body pains and fevers, he said. They were trapped in a cave in northern Thailand for more than a fortnight.
"Elon and the team visited the tunnel last night to assess the conditions and get further feedback on the mini-submarine, in case it was used as a backup option", SpaceX told Business Insider Tuesday after declining on Monday to comment on the record.
The disappearance, discovery and rescue of the Wild Boars soccer team has gripped people all over the world.
As the news spread of the success of the mission did the congratulatory messages from around the globe.
After pondering for days how to get the 13 out, a rescue operation was launched on Sunday when four of the boys were brought out, tethered to rescue divers.
Experts warned that drinking contaminated water or otherwise being exposed to bird or bat droppings in the cave could lead to risky infections. The effort turned tragic on Friday, July 6, when former Navy SEAL Saman Kunan ran out of oxygen and died.
They also said that the rescued boys will need counselling to overcome the psychological trauma.
He also told reporters that the first four boys who were rescued are now able to eat normal food. "Great news that they made it out safely". He added that all of them were generally healthy and in good spirits, thanks to their "high immunity" from playing football.
"We believe this simple gesture can help these faces recover the joy and smiles that no child should ever lose", Vieira said in the letter. They underwent X-rays and blood tests and will remain under observation in the hospital for at least seven days.
Club president Luis Filipe Vieira wrote to the Thai ambassador to Portugal to invite the boys to the camp in Seixal across the River Tagus from the capital, a club statement said on Tuesday.
"All 12 "Wild Boars" and coach have been extracted from the cave", the SEALs said in a Facebook post.
The boys were given anti-anxiety medication before they were rescued, Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha revealed, according to The Associated Press.
Rescue workers take a rest as they remove the machines used to save the boys.
Authorities mulled ideas such as drilling holes into the mountain or waiting months until monsoon rains ended and they could walk out, with the rescue chief at one point dubbing the efforts to save them "Mission Impossible". "Such a lovely moment - all freed, great job!"
Thirteen foreign cave diving experts and five Thai Navy rescuers joined the first operation on Sunday that brought out four boys from the cave.