Jonathan Nez

AP

Navajo Nation officials continue to urge residents not to travel off the reservation in order to limit the spread of COVID-19.

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Navajo Nation health officials are reporting 125 new coronavirus cases and five new related deaths on the reservation.

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Federal regulators have accepted a Phoenix-based company’s application for a preliminary permit to look further into building hydro-powered dams on tribal land.

 

Navajo Nation Police Department

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez says recent data indicates the coronavirus peak for hospitalizations on the vast reservation occurred from April 21-26, a month earlier than initial projections.

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The president of the Navajo Nation says additional deaths and COVID-19 cases reported on the tribe’s sprawling reservation indicate it’s still not safe for residents to go out in public.

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