Community celebrations and a symbolic cleansing took place on Sunday, July 26, as a large wooden coronavirus effigy went off with a bang adjacent to the Longley International Hotel.
The event was intended to inject positivity into the recovery for the local community as Kingborough emerges from lockdown.
The theatre opened with a pantomime between a virus and two exterminators.
A large wooden syringe then shot flames into the wooden virus, which was staged on two giant rolls of toilet paper.
The wooden virus was painted with a map of the globe and coated with protrusions representing the COVID-19 structure.
Complete with a giant wooden hand sanitiser bottle on stand-by, the flames and smoke provided a spectacular end to the virus effigy.
The burning took place at dusk, with a fireworks show shortly afterward.
There was a small parade at the event with music provided by the City of Hobart Highland Pipe Band.
Pictured above: Spectacular scenes injected positivity into the community as a large wooden coronavirus effigy was shot up in flames as part of celebrations in Longley on Sunday, July 26. (PS Carolyn Whitehouse)