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Cannes Launches With COVID Confusion and ‘Disgusting’ Saliva Tests That Require Festival-Goers to Spit in a Tube


By Ramin Setoodeh

July 5, 2021

On Monday afternoon, Olivia Wilson had arrived from her home in Tennessee to the Cannes Film Festival, where she’ll be working as an intern at the American Pavilion. But before she got to enjoy the flashiest film festival in the world, she had to spit over and over again in a plastic tube to make sure she didn’t have COVID-19.

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