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Joe Biden approves Covid disaster Declaration to aid Navajo Indian Nation

Washington: US President Joe Biden signed a disaster declaration for the Navajo Indian Nation – a measure that increases federal aid for tribal efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the White House said in a press release.

“Federal funding is available to the Navajo Nation and certain private nonprofit organizations for emergency protective measures, including direct Federal assistance, for the entire Tribe impacted by COVID-19,” the release said on Wednesday.

The Navajo Nation in the Southwestern United States suffers from some of the nation’s highest coronavirus infection and mortality rates, according to media reports.

A disaster declaration increases the amount of aid available from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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