CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Mayor's end of year fireworks show will include a firework that is shaped like the coronavirus.
While announcing the COVID-19 safety plan for the event, a city-commissioned pyrotechnics specialist announced a unique firework that will be featured in the show.
"We have a new special effect that we just developed and tested, and videoed about a week ago," said David Rauf of Pyrotecnico. "It's supposed to break in the shape of a coronavirus cell then explode from the center."
Due to the pandemic, the city has asked people watching the Mayor's New Year’s Eve Big Bang Celebration to stay inside their vehicles to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
"Colorful night-time starbursts will fill the sky as the City of Corpus Christi and presenting sponsor H-E-B team up for the Mayor’s New Year’s Eve Big Bang Firework Show," said a release from the city.
The free show will take place on December 31 and viewers will have the best view from locations along the bayfront, the downtown area, and North Beach, according to a press release from the City of Corpus Christi.
This comes after the Mayor's Fourth Of July Big Bang Fireworks show was postponed due to the coronavirus.
“In order to protect our friends and neighbors, we need to postpone the fireworks,” McComb said back in July. “By finding an alternative date, we can protect not only our residents but also those first responders and city employees working the event."