Muscat: In a statement issued yesterday, the Royal Court Affairs Ministry has refuted the rumours circulating in social networking sites about the presence of the poisonous 'Black Widow' spider in the Sultanate.
The Royal Court Affairs Ministry flayed the inaccuracy of the news and urged citizens and residents to only rely upon information coming from reliable sources and to ignore rumours.
On the other hand, the Interior Ministry has also denied the "news" being circulated at the social networking sites and the applications of smart mobile phones about the spider. The rumours had claimed that the Interior's Ministry undersecretary has issued a circular warning about the spread of a poisonous spider in the wilayats.
The ministry in a statement said that such a circular never existed. "The ministry denounces circulation of such news by the social networking sites which spread panic among citizens and residents. The ministry also reaffirmed that departments concerned would issue a warning in case any emergency arises," the statement said.