The COVID-19 is spreading like a wildfire out of control on the largest Native American Tribe in the U.S. with over 100 members infected with the virus, they jeopardize a bigger health crisis that could kill thousands of Navajos in the Southwest.
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez implemented curfew to members of the Nation, issuing reminders to stay at home.
“We’ve reached a point where our medical facilities and health care workers are in dire need of more Personal Protective Equipment, hospital beds, and other critical resources and it’s only going to increase if people continue to ignore orders to stay home as much as possible,” said President Nez in a press release.
Meanwhile, Border towns like Farmington, Cortez, Gallup, Flagstaff and Page are all on Stay at Home Orders, but with members of the Navajo Nation ignoring stay at home orders, they risk spreading the virus into these border towns, increasing the number of victims all together.
On Saturday both Farmington Wal-Mart stores remained open and had hundreds of customers entering the store to shop. “The only way I believe we are going to completely contained this outbreak, is to shutdown everything,” said one shopper who didn’t want to be named. “With people still out and about, it will continue to grow.”