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Xinhua world news summary at 0600 GMT, March 6

06 Mar 2021, 16:30 GMT+10

CONAKRY -- Guinea launched its official vaccination campaign against COVID-19 with Chinese vaccines on Friday here in its capital.

Medical and health personnel, religious workers, people in key positions and over-65 elders will get vaccinated first, Health Minister Remy Lamah said. (Guinea-Vaccination-COVID-19)

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WELLINGTON -- A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the North Island of New Zealand on Saturday, according to GeoNet NZ.

As the largest aftershock since Friday's 7.2-magnitude quake, this quake hit 140 km east of Te Araroa at 1:16 p.m. local time at a depth of 33 km. Thousands of local people reported they felt it. (New Zealand-Earthquake)

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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil on Friday registered more than 1,600 COVID-19 deaths for the fourth day in a row, reporting 1,800 new deaths and 75,495 new cases in the past 24 hours.

Brazil has so far reported a total of 10,869,227 cases with 262,770 deaths, according to official data. (Brazil-COVID-19 Deaths)

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CANBERRA -- Australians are paying the price for governments' lack of ambition on electric vehicles according to the industry's peak body.

Behyad Jafari, chief executive of the Electric Vehicle Council, described the electric vehicle policies of Australia's federal, state and territory governments as an "aberration" that inhibits take-up. (Australia-Electric Vehicles)

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