Hospital praises lockdown on city on edge of Navajo Nation

This photo provided by Patrick Sandoval shows authorities cordon off sections of the roadway in Gallup in Gallup, N.M., on Friday, May 1, 2020. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham invoked the state’s Riot Control Act on Friday as she sealed off all roads to nonessential traffic in one of the largest communities bordering the Navajo Nation, where a surging coronavirus outbreak has already prompted widespread restrictions and weekend lockdowns. (Patrick Sandoval via AP)

SANTA FE, N.M. — Medical personnel on the front lines of a rural coronavirus hot spot on the outskirts of the Navajo Nation are praising an aggressive lockdown involving roadblocks and the National Guard as they grapple with infections that have spilled over to hospital staff.