At least 500 children in state care facilities across the island, are to benefit from a special contingency fund valued at $1-million as part of measures to fight the deadly COVID-19 virus.

The Supreme Ventures Foundation has donated the funds to the Child Protection and Family Services Agency, CPFSA.

The contingency fund is to make medical disposables and medication available to children in State Care with pre-existing conditions, who may fall ill during the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the CPFSA, there are 500 children in state care, who have special needs who are currently on a medication regimen.

Public Relations and Communications Manager at the CPFSA, Rochelle Dixon, says the entity is grateful for the donation.

The contingency fund will allow the CPFSA to quickly access supplies without enduring bureaucratic red tape.

In the meantime, Ms Dixon says state care facilities across the island are coping well despite the closoure of public school and the directive by the government to home-school children until next week.