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US Navajo Nation community hit hard by COVID-19

Navajo Nation president says Native American communities are not getting the emergency funds they need for testing and equipment.

COVID-19 has struck particularly hard in the largest Native American reservation in the United States.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez has imposed a strict lockdown, curfew and even checkpoints across the Navajo Nation. But he says Native American communities are not getting the emergency funds they need for testing and equipment.

More lives have been lost in the Navajo Nation than in the rest of New Mexico.

Al Jazeera’s Rob Reynolds reports.