Decision of the Prime Minister No. 5 of 2020 “Emergency”

Decision of the Prime Minister No. 5 of 2020



The Prime Minister,

In reference of the provisions of the Amended Basic Law of 2003, as amended,

The provisions of the Presidential Decree No. 1 of 2020 Concerning the Declaration of the State of Emergency throughout the Palestinian Territory to Confront the Threat and Prevent the Outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19),

The Law by Decree No. 7 of 2020 Concerning the State of Emergency, particularly the provisions of Article 1 thereunder,

Based upon our delegation of authority and powers necessary to achieve the purposes of the declaration of the state of emergency,

The powers bestowed upon me under the legislation in force,

In preservation of public health and safety, and

In pursuance of the public interest,


Hereby promulgates the following Decision:

Article 1

All Palestinian workers who work inside the Green Line must return to their places of residence with a view to protecting them and preserving their safety and public health.

Article 2

Quarantine shall be imposed on each worker who returns from inside the Green Line for a period of fourteen days at his own home in accordance with the instructions issued forth by the competent authorities in this regard.

Article 3

Each person who shows symptoms of COVID-19 must contact the closest health centre immediately in order to take necessary health and medical measures.

Article 4

All workers much abide by the health instructions issued forth by the State of Palestine for combating and preventing the outbreak of COVID-19. Each person who violates any such instructions shall be subject to the penalties provided for under the Law by Decree No. 7 of 2020 Concerning the State of Emergency.

Article 5

All provisions that contradict the provisions of this Decision shall be repealed. 

Article 6

All the competent authorities, each one within its sphere of jurisdiction, shall implement the provisions of this Decision, which shall enter into force as of the date of its promulgation and shall be published in the Official Gazette.


Promulgated in the city of Ramallah on March 24th, 2020 Anno Domini,

Corresponding to Rajab 29th, 1441 Anno Hegira.


Dr. Mohammad Shtayyeh

Prime Minister

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