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Navajo Nation facing another weekend virus curfew

Posted at 10:03 AM, Jul 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-03 13:03:09-04

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Tribal police and the New Mexico National Guard plan to enforce a weekend curfew on the Navajo Nation.

The sprawling reservation has been trying to contain a coronavirus outbreak. Tribal President Jonathan Nez says the curfew that starts at 8 p.m. Friday and expires at 5 a.m. Monday is the first of three consecutive weekend lockdowns.

He warned that enforcement on the reservation that spans parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah will be strict. The tribe reported 56 new cases on Thursday and two additional deaths, bringing the total to 371 deaths and nearly 7,700 confirmed cases.