All public offices, including public ministries, registries, notary offices, city halls, among other offices, will only operate on Mondays and Tuesdays until further notice, according to an announcement by the Venezuelan vice president. The previous Friday closures have been extended to further save energy resources.
In 2015 there have been frequent protests in Caracas and other towns and cities across the country. Some have been in response to economic issues such as the high rate of inflation and shortages of goods in the shops. Others have been political protests. Protests about the political and economic situation are likely to continue, particularly in the run up to parliamentary elections on 6 December.