Whatever the cost なんとしても

In Austria, where I live, every day the number of infected by the corona virus rises. Today some towns in Salzburg province were added to the quarantine list. Because all shops except groceries, pharmacies, etc. are closed, it is said that many businesses are in danger of going bankrupt and joblessness will rise. Today the Austrian government made te announcement “whatever the cost” they will invest in order to help people, businesses etc. .”Whatever the cost”. How many politicians can honestly say those words. It remains to be seen whether this can be totally effective but it encourages people.