Saudi: Divorce rate spikes as COVID-19 curfew lifted

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Divorce cases in Saudi Arabia have shot up after the curfew was lifted to 4,079 cases in July from just 134 cases in April, local media reported.

Monthly data issued by the Saudi Ministry of Justice indicated that 53 per cent of the total July divorce certificates were issued in Riyadh and Mecca and that the number of divorce bonds issued daily across all regions of the Kingdom ranged between 117 and 289.

Monthly divorce cases for the previous 12 months ranged between 134 and 7,500.

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