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The Navajo Nation has announced a new 57-hour curfew for the reservation this upcoming weekend to slow the spread of the new Coronavirus. It will start this Friday night (April 10) at eight o’clock and extends to 5 o’clock next Monday morning (April 13).

COVID-19 Cases Increase Across Arizona, Navajo Nation

Apr 6, 2020
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The Arizona Department of Health says there were 2,269 confirmed cases of coronavirus with the death toll at 64 as of Sunday.

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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez says the tribe urgently needs more test kits as the number of known cases of COVID-19 continues to grow. Nez is also requesting testing labs be set up on the nation to speed up processing results.

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There are now more than 100 known cases of the coronavirus disease on the Navajo Nation. Doctors trying to diagnosis and treat the disease face serious challenges in this rural region, including the vast distances between patients and hospitals. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke with Dr. Gregory Jarrin about the unfolding crisis. He’s a general surgeon at the Winslow Indian Health Care Center.

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