The coronavirus is driving up divorce rates in a Chinese city

A record high divorce rate has been reported in the city of Xi'an in China — officials said it's likely due to couples stuck in quarantine together...

The Global Times reported that the Chinese city of Xi'an has seen a record-high number of divorce requests in recent weeks, with some districts even maxing out the number of appointments available at local government offices. 
Health officials say the increase could be explained by two factors.
First, offices have been closed for a month, so are likely be hit by a wave of delayed requests now that they've re-opened, the Global Times reported. 
Secondly, many people have been quarantined in close quarters, creating an especially inflammatory environment for marital feuding. 



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