This Proclamation puts place an enabling legal framework for precautionary measures to limit the spread and mitigate the substantial adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ethiopia. As per FDRE Constitution Article 93(4)(a) and (b), the Council of Ministers shall, through the Regulations it will adopt pursuant to this Proclamation, stipulate details of the suspension of rights and measures to adopted to counter and mitigate the humanitarian, social, economic and political damage that could be caused by the pandemic. Such regulations shall not in any way infringe on provisions specially protected by the FDRE Constitution Article 93(4)(c). The detailed conditions concerning the suspension of rights and measures will be decided by the Council of Ministers or a Ministerial Committee to be established for this purpose and notified to the public. Article 93 of the Constitution deals with the declaration of a state of emergency. In the exercise of its emergency powers the Council of Ministers cannot suspend or limit the rights provided for in Articles 1, 18, 25, and sub-Articles 1 and 2 of Article 39 of the Constitution.