Australia

Coronavirus LIVE updates: Victoria chases lower case numbers, Andrews request denied, Australia's death toll reaches 844

Melburnians visiting each other in their homes has become a key concern of health authorities as the risk of transmission is 20 times higher when people are indoors together, Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton says.

Victoria recorded 21 new COVID-19 infections in the last day. Seven people have died from the virus, including a man aged in his 60s, three men in their 80s and one man and two women in their 90s, bringing Victoria's death toll to 757.

Melbourne's crucial 14-day rolling average of new coronavirus cases, which will decide if the state can come out of lockdown, has dropped to 39.3.

Professor Sutton said the risk of infection was about 20 times higher when people are inside.

"It is a combination of indoors which is 20 times more dangerous than outdoors. And the length of time you spend.

"There are brief encounters indoors, as you get your takeaway coffee, it is much less of a risk. But if you are indoors for a protracted period of time that is exactly when transmission occurs. People need to be aware of that."

Click here to read the story.

Football news:

Everton and Liverpool in the top 2 at the end of the round in the Premier League for the first time in 27 years
Arteta about 0:1 with Leicester: I Don't know why the hell our goal was canceled. It is difficult to create space when 10 people are sitting behind the ball line
Rodgers on 1-0 with Arsenal: Leicester deserved to win. Vardy is a world-class player
Juve without Ronaldo could not beat Verona and Crotone in Serie A
Vardy has scored 11 goals in 12 games against Arsenal in the Premier League. Only Rooney has more
15,000 Teddy bears were planted at the Heerenveen match as part of a campaign to fight cancer. Toys sold for 230 thousand euros
Adidas and Pharrell Williams have reinvented the old forms of Real Madrid, Arsenal, Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Juve. The design is hand-made and celebrates imperfection