The simulator features a variety of adjustable parameters.
They include the population of the area affected, the initial number of people infected, the proportion of the population tested for COVID-19, and the likelihood of the virus being spread from one person to another.
It also allows the user to modify the start and end date of lockdown, to simulate how different time periods could impact the number of cases.
The Logistics Institute has partnered up with Canadian healthcare company MUUTAA, who are using the simulator to increase understanding of COVID-19.
Mr Ramudhin said discussions were also ongoing in Morocco to customise the simulator for local use, where communities may be struggling with a lack of technology or data.
He said: “We want this simulator to help people understand the reality of what COVID-19 is.
“Unfortunately, this pandemic has not gone away – if we go back to normal before a vaccine has been tested and approved, there is always going to be the risk of a second spike in cases.
“The simulator offers a brilliant educational tool, and puts into perspective how complex this situation is.”
Find information on the simulator and try it out yourself here.