Coronavirus can linger in the eyes for weeks. Researchers at the Institute for Infectious Diseases in Italy found that the virus persisted in the eyes of one 65-year-old woman for 21 days after the first symptoms.

Reports have emerged of people getting pink eye with coronavirus across the globe – but the number of patients affected by the symptom remains quite low.
Although coronavirus spreads from person-to-person via droplets of saliva and mucus from coughing and sneezing, the new study underscores why avoiding touching your face and eyes is crucial to stopping the spread of the disease.
Pink eye, or conjunctivitis, can be caused by many bacteria and viruses, though the latter is more common. And it often comes with respiratory infections.