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LOCKDOWN REALLY IS A PASSION-KILLER

Jun 25, 2021 - The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (London)

BIRTH RATE PLUNGES - AND DIVORCES SOAR - AMID PANDEMIC

BY STEVE DOUGHTY SOCIAL AFFAIRS CORRESPONDENT

IT was predicted that forcing couples to spend all their time at home together during lockdown would, naturally, spark a baby boom.

But Covid has had quite the opposite effect, it seems. In a double whammy for passion, the birth rate has fallen to a record low... while the number of divorces has soared.

Far from promoting a baby boom as Britons worked from home and put soc...