The ordered closure of luxury spas at hotels and massage parlours in the Maldives was lifted on Wednesday under pressure from the country’s tourism industry, a few days after it was imposed to try to curb perceived vice.

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The Maldives government has ordered hundreds of luxury resorts to close their spas after a protest led by opposition parties demanding a halt to “anti-Islamic” activities. 

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