At a press conference Friday afternoon concerning an upcoming change to traffic patterns, Premier Andrew Fahie announced that a recent batch of nine samples for Covid-19 had all come back negative. (Photo: GIS)

Nine samples that were recently tested for Covid-19 by the Caribbean Public Health Agency all came back negative, Premier Andrew Fahie said at a Friday press conference about a change to the territory’s traffic patterns.

With these negative results the VI has now conducted 129 tests for the disease caused by the highly contagious novel coronavirus, according to Mr. Fahie.

“We have come to the new regular,” he said, adding, “It’s a trying time and there are certain things that have to be done in order for our economy to rebound,” Mr. Fahie said, referring to social distancing practices.

Over the course of the past week, 27 new samples have been tested in the territory, according to a press release from the Ministry of Health and Social Development yesterday.

This includes the batch of ten negative samples that were announced on Sunday, the press release stated.

Mr. Fahie on Friday did not give any updates on hospitalisations, active cases or recoveries.