Decision of the Council of Ministers No. 4 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 Decision No. 3 of 2020 “Emergency”, particularly the provisions of Article 4 thereunder,
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:
Petrol and gas filling stations, bakeries, groceries and shops selling food supplies shall be shut down every day from 7:00 pm until 7:00 am.
Bakeries shall be entitled to continue their necessary operations at night, provided that they must shut down their doors and refrain from displaying and selling bread and other types of baked products within the deadlines provided for under Article 1 of this Decision.
All the operations of commercial transportation and movement of food items and supplies shall be suspended on internal and external roads every day from 7:00 pm until 7:00 am.
All provisions that contradict the provisions of this Decision shall be repealed.
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 23rd, 2020 Anno Domini,
Corresponding to Rajab 28th, 1441 Anno Hegira.
Dr. Mohammad Shtayyeh