Navajo Nation President: How Nation Is Handling Renewed Concerns Over COVID-19

Published: Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 12:23pm
Updated: Monday, May 3, 2021 - 3:47pm
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Coverage of tribal natural resources is supported in part by Catena Foundation

During the height of the pandemic, the Navajo Nation was one of the hottest spots for transmission of COVID-19 in the world. That led to tighter restrictions on activities and the implementation of a curfew. So it was especially good news last week when the Nation had its first day in more than six months without a new reported COVID-19 case.

But two days ago, there were renewed concerns when the Nation saw its first confirmed case of the so-called U.K. variant of the virus.

The Show spoke with the Nation's president, Jonathan Nez, to talk about COVID-19, the Navajo Nation and more.

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