Angelos palace, Rui Palace, Aruba, Spain, December 12, 2017.

The country’s capital city, Santo Domingo, will shut its main pizza and pasta eatery for the Christmas Eve holiday, local media reported on Sunday.

The closure will affect more than 4,000 restaurants across the country.

“We are sad to announce that the Angelos and Rui Palaces will be closing the Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations and will not be able to open for a short time,” a restaurant spokesperson told AFP news agency.

The pizzeria will reopen on Monday, the spokesperson added.

Angelos is one of Santo-Domingo’s biggest restaurants.

Rui is another popular pizza chain, having opened its first restaurant in the capital city in 2003.

In the past, the two pizzerias have been linked to a series of high-profile corruption scandals in the country, including a 2013 investigation into alleged bribery of politicians.

Angelinos and Rios have been accused of misappropriating public funds and other crimes.

A police investigation has linked the two chains to a corruption ring.