This week appears to be an unofficial lockdown in the country, with schools closed and public transportation limited.
According to some reports, the government is considering taking some immediate steps to ensure that enough fuel is available for essential services.
Fuel shortages are said to be causing problems for ambulance services and the fire department.
Meanwhile, railway authorities have stated that train operations may be hampered if there is insufficient fuel to run the trains. A work-from-home period has already been declared for non-essential public sector employees. The military has also been stationed at gas stations to maintain order.