Decree No. 1 of 2020
Concerning the Declaration of the State of Emergency
The President of the State of Palestine
The Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organisation
In reference of the Bylaw of the Palestine Liberation Organisation,
The Amended Basic Law of 2003, as amended, particularly the provisions of Title VII thereunder,
Based upon the powers vested in me, and
In pursuance of the public interest,
I hereby promulgate the following Decree:
The state of emergency shall be declared throughout the Palestinian territory in order to confront and prevent the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
The competent authorities shall continue to take all the measures necessary to address the risks resulting from COVID-19, protect public health, and achieve security and stability.
The state of emergency shall last for thirty days.
The Prime Minister shall be authorised with the powers and competences necessary to achieve all the purposes of this declaration.
All the competent authorities, each one within its sphere of jurisdiction, shall implement the provisions of this Decree, 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 5th, 2020 Anno Domini,
Corresponding to Rajab 10th, 1441 Anno Hegira.
President of the State of Palestine
Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organisation