Jul 12, 2021

James Bond star tests COVID-19 positive

French actress Lea Seydoux may miss the Cannes Film Festival after testing positive for Covid-19.

The James Bond star - who is double-vaccinated and asymptomatic - is appearing in four films at the world's most famous movie festival.

The event is being held in-person on the French Riviera, with organisers insisting they have strict measures to avoid infections.

Even so, rumours of a possible "Cannes cluster" have been circulating.

These have been strongly denied by festival director Thierry Fremaux.

"Yesterday we did more than 3,000 tests (on festival-goers) and we have no positive cases," he said on Saturday. "We are having to say this to show that the rumours of a Cannes cluster are unfounded."

(BBC News)