Actress and filmmaker, Mary Njoku has urged people to always cultivate the habit of revealing their COVID-19 status when infected with the  deadly disease.

In an Instagram post on Monday, the Iroko Tv boss faulted the perceived discrimination against those who have the disease by other members of the society.

Njoku also enjoined people to stop seeing COVID-19 as a family secret, emphasizing on  the need for more awareness about those infected.

“Dear Africans, COVID-19 is not a family secret. If you’re infected, telling everyone you have been in contact with will not reduce your chances of getting better. God bless you as you do so,” she wrote.

“Coronavirus isn’t spiritual, it is beyond your village people. So don’t be afraid to let people know you had or still have it. Save lives!”

Her remark comes amid several theories that have been trailing the emergence of the killer virus.