The three – players Thabiso Monyane Y Kamohelo Mahlatsi and video analyst Mario Masha – are isolated.
“The rest of the team has already tested negative twice and is closely following all the recommendations of the local health authorities,” the team said in a statement.
All members of the South African delegation have been screened daily upon arrival at the Olympic Village in the Japanese capital, the team said.
A fourth member of the South African Olympic delegation, sevens rugby coach Neil powell, has also produced a positive result and is in an isolation facility in the Japanese town where Seven’s squad is in a training field.
Sunday early Tokyo Olympics Organizers said two competitors tested positive for the coronavirus in the Athletes’ Village after a team colleague was also infected, raising fears from a group just days before the opening ceremony.
The organizers did not identify the team involved.