Africa may see cases of malaria double to the highest level in 20 years if efforts to deal with the Covid-19 outbreak disrupt other health campaigns, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

In addition to the diversion of resources towards dealing with the coronavirus —  which has infected more than 25,000 people in the continent and killed about 1,200 — social distancing and other measures risk seeing countries overlooking a disease that was linked to about 360,000 deaths in 2018...

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