Divorce Rates Spike in China After Couples Spend Too Much Time Together 

According to the Daily Mail, divorce rates in China have spiked significantly because "couples are spending too much time together at home," while quarantined for the coronavirus. 

Lu Shijun, the manager of a marriage registry in Dazhou, said that over 300 couples have scheduled appointments to file for divorce since February 24th. 

Officials in China believe that the sudden increase of divorce requests could be directly caused by the fact that people are being told to self-isolated, and are ultimately spending too much time at home with their partners. 

According to Lu Shijun, "young people are spending a lot of time at home. They tend to get into heated arguments because of something petty and rush into getting a divorce." 

Another factor in play is the fact that marriage registration offices in China have been closed for nearly a month, delaying applications and their processing times. 

One district office in China received 14 divorce requests in one day, hitting the upper limit set by the local council, according to theGlobal Times.

Officials have now adjusted the number of daily divorce appointments to 10 couples a day after receiving an overwhelming amount of requests.

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