South Korean soldiers spray disinfectant in Seoul (Image: EPA/JEON HEON-KYUN)

So, where to now for Australia?

Our COVID-19 epidemic curve appears to have turned a corner, with daily new infections remaining low since before Easter -- an early sign we may have avoided the devastation seen in Europe and the United States.

The road back to normal will likely be slow and littered with speed bumps, but to get a clearer picture it’s worth looking to other countries further down for guidance.