Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Jerusalem

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Jerusalem (July 9, 2020)

Location:  West Bank

Event: COVID-19 – PA Extends West Bank Lockdown Until July 13

The Palestinian Authority (PA) declared an extension of the current lockdown in the West Bank for five additional days, through July 13, in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.  During the lockdown, all institutions and businesses will be closed except for supermarkets, pharmacies, and bakeries.  Movement of people between areas within the West Bank and between the West Bank and Israel will also be curtailed or limited.  Banks will continue to operate in line with emergency procedures.  Local emergency committees in all governorates will be immediately activated to ensure public compliance with safety measures.  Non-compliance with safety measures could result in fines, business closure, or imprisonment.  The latest information can be found (in Arabic only) on the PA Ministry of Health website at

We strongly encourage U.S. citizens to follow the latest advice from U.S. and local authorities to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  For the most recent information on reducing the risk of contracting COVID-19, please consult the U.S. Centers for Disease Control website at

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Telephone: +972-2-630-4000

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Tel Aviv
Telephone: +972-3-519-7575

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