The official says President Mohammed Morsi was back at work at the Ithadiya palace on Wednesday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media
About 300 opposition supporters are camped out in front of the palace's main gate. Morsi and his aides routinely use other gates.
The president's Nov. 22 decrees and the adoption by his allies of a controversial draft constitution have plunged Egypt into its worst political crisis since president Hosni Mubarak's overthrow nearly two years ago.