A senior government official has given a glimpse of what the country is going to be like if the country’s insurance system goes offline in the wake of a shutdown that has shut down more than half of the country since December.
The senior official, who asked to remain anonymous due to the sensitivity of the issue, said that in the coming weeks, the government will begin considering whether it should implement a temporary shutdown of government services in order to implement measures such as providing medical care to people who are sick, reducing the number of government workers, or allowing residents to stay at home and work.
He said that the decision on what to do in that situation is still being worked out and that the ministry will soon release the decision.
The official said that there is no official timeframe for the decision, but that the process is being finalized and will be made public shortly.
“We will have to make some decisions in the near future,” he said.
“At the moment, it is difficult to say if this will affect us in any way.
There is a risk of not being able to use government services.
We need to be patient.”
The shutdown has left thousands of people without access to health care services, and thousands of other people have taken to social media to share their experiences of the shutdown, saying they are feeling the effects.
One man, who did not want to be named for security reasons, told Al Jazeera that the government has closed hospitals, and that a large number of people are now living at home.
“I’m not scared.
I’m very worried, and I don’t want to live in fear,” the man said.
“We’ve had people dying in our streets, but I don,t think it will affect me as much as it would affect them.
I am trying to keep a calm head.”
The Health Ministry announced on Sunday that it was suspending all government services for two weeks in the hopes of preventing the shutdown.
The health ministry said that as of Sunday, all hospitals and other public facilities were operating normally, but the number had risen to 1,200 after the shutdown began.
“Due to the current crisis, we have temporarily suspended all public health services in the country,” it said in a statement.
“If people need urgent care, we will offer it to them through our offices and by phone.”