A total of 3,229 new widowers were registered in Blitar during the COVID-19 pandemic.
They lost a partner in 2020.
The average case is because the husband’s income factor is lower than the wife’s.
Data from the Blitar Religious Court (PA), this figure was recorded from January to August 2020.
With details, 1,953 divorces were filed by wives and 732 divorces filed by husbands.
Public Relations of Religious Court Blitar, Nur Kholis, said the divorce rate had decreased at the beginning of the Corona virus outbreak.
It starts in March, April and drops dramatically in May 2020.
“The average number of divorce requests we receive per month is 400 cases.
However, since the pandemic has dropped to 300 cases, even in May there were only 154 cases, “explained Nur Kholis to detikcom at his office on Jalan Imam Bonjol, Blitar City, Monday (7 August 2020).
The phenomenon of the number of claimants for divorce is always higher, detected since 2015.