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From progress on Covid vaccine to better treatments, five reasons why we have to remain hopeful

Northern Ireland has now entered stricter Covid-19 restrictions as of 6pm on Friday

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Progress is being made on a vaccine for coronavirus (Jane Barlow/PA)

Progress is being made on a vaccine for coronavirus (Jane Barlow/PA)

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Progress is being made on a vaccine for coronavirus (Jane Barlow/PA)

As Northern Ireland plunges into stricter Covid-19 restrictions, the Belfast Telegraph takes a look at why we should be optimistic about getting out of this deadly crisis.

The new normal is here to stay for the foreseeable future and many are worried about what lies ahead, but there will be a time when we will come out the other side.

Progress on a vaccine

The worldwide epidemic will not truly come to an end until a vaccine for the virus is found, however, there are signs that progress is being made.