ANNAPOLIS (AP) — Maryland will ease restrictions on restaurants and other businesses later this week. Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday that capacity limits will be lifted on outdoor and indoor dining at restaurants and bars. The easing of restrictions will go into effect Friday at 5 p.m. Customers will still need to be seated and distanced. Capacity limits also will be lifted for retail businesses, religious facilities, personal services like hair and nail salons and indoor recreation establishments like casinos and bowling alleys. Larger outdoor and indoor venues will be able to expand to 50% capacity. Maryland’s statewide mask mandate will remain in effect.