I really don't think it can be avoided unfortunately. I have been following the happenings in the South China Sea for some time now, a few months now.
The virus will be the straw that breaks the camel's back.
It's only going to take one small more thing in the South China Sea and that will be it.
China has built the "Great Wall of Sand" in the Spratly Islands and have positioned themselves ready for military conflict.
They knew this was going to happen and knew some time ago and have been preparing for it.
Here are just a few links for those interested.
World War 3 fears as China risks furious backlash with latest South China Sea move
CHINA has turned up the heat in the South China Sea further by sending a survey ship back into Vietnam's exclusive economic zone, months after a similar move sparked a tense stand-off with its neighbour.
[link to www.express.co.uk (secure)
USS Gabrielle Giffords Patrolling South China Sea
SOUTH CHINA SEA (March 20, 2020) The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) patrols the South China Sea. Gabrielle Giffords, part of Destroyer Squadron Seven.
[link to dod.defense.gov (secure)
China continues South China Sea military action despite COVID-19
[link to www.msn.com (secure)
Beijing may be using the coronavirus pandemic to advance its interests in the disputed South China Sea
[link to www.cnbc.com (secure)
Chinese and Malaysian ships in South China Sea standoff: Sources
[link to news.yahoo.com (secure)
Taiwan scrambled warships as a Chinese navy aircraft carrier strike group sailed for the Pacific
[link to www.businessinsider.com (secure)