Arshba, however, said that Prime Minister Nodar Khashba is working under heightened protection at an undisclosed site outside Sukhum.
Opposition supporters on 12 November stormed the presidential administration and the government headquarters, demanding that their leader should be allowed to take over as Abkhazia's new leader.
Election officials have declared opposition candidate Sergei Bagapsh the winner of the 3 October presidential election. But the outgoing administration has ignored the ruling and cited alleged fraud to demand a new vote be held.
For full coverage of the tensions in Abkhazia, see RFE/RL's webpage on Abkhazia and Georgia.