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Navajo Nation keeps stay-home order, lifts weekend lockdowns

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Posted at 9:14 AM, Jan 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-22 23:52:33-05

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation has announced it is extending its stay-at-home order with a revised nightly curfew to limit the spread of COVID-19 and will lift weekend lockdowns after this weekend to allow more vaccination events.

Tribal officials announced late Thursday that the actions in the tribe's latest public health emergency order will take effect Monday and run through at least Feb. 15.

Officials said the daily curfew will run daily from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

The tribe on Friday reported 14 additional deaths and 143 new known infections.

That brings the total to 26,955 cases and 954 known deaths on the reservation.