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Millions wake up to tightening lockdowns as restrictions lift in pandemic's origin

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEMarch 24, 2020, 11:22 AM UTCBy Linda Givetash, Leou Chen, Nancy Ing and Matthew MulliganLONDON — As millions of people across the globe adjusted to life under tightening lockdowns Tuesday, restrictions began to slowly ease in China, where the coronavirus pandemic originated.The lockdown imposed on the city of Wuhan, where COVID-19 was first detected, is set to end April 8, the provincial Hubei Epidemic Control Task Force Command Center announced. Residents will be allowed to travel out of the province for work as early as Wednesday once they pass a test for the virus.Public transportation in Wuhan, in Hub ...