A 50-bed quarantine unit was opened at the judicial building in the district town on Monday, as a precautionary measure to contain possible spread of coronavirus.
Civil Surgeon Dr Md Imtiaj said the cell was set up as per the instruction of the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR).
He urged the people not to panic.
Earlier, the authorities concerned made arrangements at two hospitals here to treat coronavirus patients.
Meanwhile, a multi-sectorial committee, led by Deputy Commissioner Md Jasim Uddin, was formed here to combat any crisis.