BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's 88-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest reigning monarch, is recovering after a respiratory infection, the palace said in a statement on Saturday.
The king has no fever and is breathing normally after doctors administered antibiotics to treat an inflammation of his left lung on Sep. 29, it said.
A team of physicians would continue to give the king renal therapy and monitor his condition closely, it added.
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Saturday's statement comes after four health updates in September.
The king has been treated for various ailments during a year-long hospitalization in the Thai capital.
King Bhumibol is deeply revered in Thailand where he is accorded semi-divine status. Many Thais see him as a pillar of stability in a country subject to bouts of political instability and which has been ruled by a military junta since 2014.
The king was last seen in public on January 11.
(Reporting by Pairat Temphairojana; Editing by Andrew R.C. Marshall and Alexander Smith)