Thousands of pleas for help went unread and the foreign secretary lacked urgency, an ex-official says.
Travellers to the UK need to take pre-departure tests in a bid to limit the spread of Omicron.
Trade union Usdaw said 5,000 members at nine warehouses across the country will take industrial action.
Thousands are without power across Ireland as winds damage the electricity network.
The infant suffered a fatal head injury but also had various other wounds, the Old Bailey heard.