Sept 22 (Reuters) - European stocks stabilised on Tuesday
after a sell-off in the previous session, as technology and
healthcare stocks gained, but worries about new coronavirus
restrictions in Britain and elsewhere kept travel stocks under
The pan-European STOXX 600 index rose 0.5% by 0716
GMT, holding ground after its worst session in three months. The
technology sector, which has outperformed this year,
rose 1.5%, while healthcare stocks were up 0.6%.
With COVID-19 cases rising rapidly in the UK, Prime Minister
Boris Johnson is set to announce fresh restrictions that
includes closing of pubs, bars, restaurants and other
hospitality venues at 10 p.m. across England.
Pub owners JD Wetherspoon, Mitchells & Butlers
and Marston's fell between 1.2% and 3.6%.
Premier Inn-owner Whitbread slipped 2.8% after
saying it plans to cut 6,000 jobs in its hotel and restaurant
units, as the pandemic hammers the travel and hospitality
Travel & leisure stocks fell 0.7% after a 5.2% drop
in the previous session, while banks were down 0.3%,
adding to a 5.7% slump.
(Reporting by Sruthi Shankar in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak