Tourists have been cancelling hundreds of hotel bookings in the Maldives every day since the imposition of a state of emergency last week, tour operators say, despite government assurances things are normal in the resort islands, far from the capital.

China, India, the United States and Britain issued travel warnings after President Abdulla Yameen imposed the emergency and arrested judges who had ordered him to free jailed opposition leaders. Pray for the peace of the Maldives and pray the Prince of Peace will show himself to the Maldivian people.