Instead, the facility will be set up in Uttara's Diabari
The proposal to set up a quarantine centre on Biswa Ijtema ground in Tongi has been cancelled.
"The decision to set up a quarantine centre at Biswa Ijtema grounds has been withdrawn," Mohammad Shahadat Hossain, additional deputy commissioner of Gazipur Metropolitan Police told BSS on Friday.
Visiting the Ijtema ground on Thursday night, Gazipur City Corporation Mayor Mohammad Jahangir Alam said that coronavirus patients would not be kept in quarantine on the Ijtema ground.
"But, we have learnt on Friday morning that it has been shifted to Uttara's Diabari area under the supervision of Bangladesh Army," he said.