COVID-19: Is coronavirus driving up divorce rates?

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The worldwide coronavirus pandemic has brought with it public health crises, economic upheaval and widespread uncertainty. The financial and emotional toll on many families is enormous. People in many professions are working from home, or worse, losing their jobs. Children are away from school for weeks, if not months. How have these quarantine measures affected family ties and intimate relationships? Are divorce rates and domestic violence on the rise because of the pandemic?

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In This Story: Covid-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

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The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

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