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Divorce rate spikes in China post quarantine.

An increase in the number of divorce cases was reported in China in March 2020.

An increase in the number of divorce cases was reported in China in March 2020.Several media organisations have reported a surge in divorces cases in China since March 2020, as weeks of government-mandated lockdowns intended to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus came to an end. Many activists also reported an increase in instances of domestic violence. It was also reported that the police in one county in central Hubei province, near where the pandemic began in Wuhan, received 162 reports of domestic violence in February, three times more than the 47 reported during the same month in 2019.

The city of Xian and Dazhou in China reported record-high numbers of divorce filings in early March, leading to long backlogs at government offices. The city of Milou reported that it conducted almost 18 divorce procedures per day.

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